Publications
Authors:
  • Boris Chidlovskii , Jon Ragetli , Maarten de Rijke
Citation:
The 1st Intern. Conf. on Web-Age Information Management (WAIM'2000), Shanghai, China, June 2000
Abstract:
To facilitate effective search on the World Wide Web, several `meta search engines' have been developed which
do not search the Web themselves, but use available search engines to find the required information. By
means of wrappers, meta search engines retrieve relevant information from the HTML pages returned by search
engines. In this paper we present an algorithm to create such wrappers automatically, that uses an adaptation
of the "string edit distance". Our algorithm performs well; it is quick, it can be used for several types of result
pages and it requires a minimal amount of interaction with the user.
Year:
2000
Report number:
2000/204
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