Classifying web sites

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Classifying web sites
In this paper, we present a novel method for the classification of Web sites. This method exploits both structure and content of Web sites in order to discern their functionality. It allows for distinguishing between eight of the most relevant functional classes of Web sites. We show that a pre-classification of Web sites utilizing structural properties considerably improves a subsequent textual classification with standard techniques. We evaluate this approach on a dataset comprising more than 16,000 Web sites with about 20 million crawled and 100 million known Web pages. Our approach achieves an accuracy of 92% for the coarse-grained classification of these Web sites. Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.3.3 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Information Search and Retrieval ? information filtering, selection process; H.2.8 [Database Management]: Database Applications ? data mining. General Terms: Algorithms, Experimentation, Measurement.
Christoph Lindemann, Lars Littig
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WWW
Authors Christoph Lindemann, Lars Littig
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