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The number of Web sites has noticeably increased to roughly 225 million in the last ten years. This means there is a rapid growth of knowledge and information on the Internet. Although search engines can help users to filter their desired information based on key words, the searched result is normally presented in the form of a list, and users have to visit each Web page in order to determine the appropriateness of the result. A considerable amount of time therefore has to be spent on finding the required information. To address this issue, this paper proposes a knowledge discovery approach on the Web by providing an overview of the information on a Website using an integration of summarization and visualization techniques. This includes text summarization, tag cloud, Document Type View, and interactive features such as drill down and thumbnails. This approach is capable to reduce the time required to identify and search for information or knowledge from the Web.
Date of Conference: 9-10 Jan. 2010