Using content-based and link-based analysis in building vertical search engines

Michael Chau, Hsinchun Chen

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This paper reports our research in the Web page filtering process in specialized search engine development. We propose a machine-learning-based approach that combines Web content analysis and Web structure analysis. Instead of a bag of words, each Web page is represented by a set of content-based and link-based features, which can be used as the input for various machine learning algorithms. The proposed approach was implemented using both a feedforward/backpropagation neural network and a support vector machine. An evaluation study was conducted and showed that the proposed approaches performed better than the benchmark approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Publication statusPublished - 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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