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Improved focused crawling using bayesian object based approach

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3 Author(s)
Ahmed Ghozia ; Computer Eng. And Science Department, Faculty of Electronic Eng., Menofiya University, Egypt ; Hoda Sorour ; Ashraf Aboshosha

The rapid growth of the World-Wide-Web made it difficult for general purpose search engines, e.g. Google and Yahoo, to retrieve most of the relevant results in response to the user queries. A vertical search engine specialized in a specific topic became vital. Building vertical search engines is accomplished by the help of a focused crawler. A focused crawler traverses the Web selecting out relevant pages to a predefined topic and neglecting those out of concern. The focused crawler is guided toward those relevant pages through a crawling strategy. In this paper, a new crawling strategy is presented that helps building a vertical search engine. With this strategy, the crawler is kept focused to the user interests toward the topic. We build a model that describes the Web pages' features that distinguish relevant Web documents from those that are irrelevant. This is accomplished in the form of a supervised learning process, the Web page is treated as an object having a set of features, and the features' values determine the relevancy of the Web page through a Bayesian model. Results from practical experiments proved the efficiency of the proposed crawling strategy.

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Radio Science Conference, 2008. NRSC 2008. National

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18-20 March 2008