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Longitudinal Analytics on Web Archive Data: It's About Time!

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Longitudinal Analytics on Web Archive Data: It's About Time!
Organizations like the Internet Archive have been capturing Web contents over decades, building up huge repositories of time-versioned pages. The timestamp annotations and the sheer volume of multi-modal content constitutes a gold mine for analysts of all sorts, across different application areas, from political analysts and marketing agencies to academic researchers and product developers. In contrast to traditional data analytics on click logs, the focus is on longitudinal studies over very long horizons. This longitudinal aspect affects and concerns all data and metadata, from the content itself, to the indices and the statistical metadata maintained for it. Moreover, advanced analysts prefer to deal with semantically rich entities like people, places, organizations, and ideally relationships such as company acquisitions, instead of, say, Web pages containing such references. For example, tracking and analyzing a politician’s public appearances over a decade is much harder than...
Gerhard Weikum, Nikos Ntarmos, Marc Spaniol, Peter
Added 25 Aug 2011
Updated 25 Aug 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where CIDR
Authors Gerhard Weikum, Nikos Ntarmos, Marc Spaniol, Peter Triantafillou, András A. Benczúr, Scott Kirkpatrick, Philippe Rigaux, Mark Williamson
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