Building a web warehouse for accessibility data

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Building a web warehouse for accessibility data
As more and more information is available on the web, it is a problem that many web resources are not accessible, i.e., are not usable for users with special needs. For example, for a web page to be accessible, it should give text alternatives (i.e., explanatory texts) for images such that blind users that have the web pages read aloud automatically also can obtain information about the images. In the European Internet Accessibility Observatory (EIAO) project, a crawler that will evaluate the accessibility of thousands of European web sites is built. The crawler frequently performs many tests of the web sites and thus very large amounts of accessibility data are generated. Based on open-source software, a data warehouse (DW) called EIAO DW is built to make analysis of the complex accessibility data easy, reliable and fast. The EIAO DW is, thus, a data warehouse which measures properties of the web or, in other words, a web warehouse. It is believed that this work is the first to addre...
Christian Thomsen, Torben Bach Pedersen
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Christian Thomsen, Torben Bach Pedersen
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