Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents

Larry Kerschberg, Wooju Kim, Anthony Scime

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Abstract

This paper addresses several problems associated with the specification of Web searches, and the retrieval, filtering, and rating of Web pages in order to improve the relevance, precision and quality of search results. A methodology and architecture for an agent-based system, WebSifter is presented, that captures the semantics of a user's search intent, transforms the semantic query into target queries for existing search engines, and ranks resulting page hits according to a user-specified, weighted-rating scheme. Users create personalized search taxonomies, in the form of a Weighted Semantic-Taxonomy Tree. Consultation with a Web-based ontology agent refines the terms in the tree with positively- and negatively-related terms. The concepts represented in the tree are then transformed into queries processed by existing search engines. Each returned page is rated according to user-specified preferences such as semantic relevance, syntactic relevance, categorical match, and page popularity. Experimental results indicate that WebSifter improves the precision of Web searches, thereby leading to better information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002
Subtitle of host publicationCoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings
Pages1345-1358
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Dec 1
Event10th Int. Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002, Jointly with the 4th Int. Symp. on, DOA 2002 and the 1st Int. Conf. on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large-Scale Information Systems, ODBASE 2002 - Irvine, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 Oct 302002 Nov 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2519 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th Int. Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002, Jointly with the 4th Int. Symp. on, DOA 2002 and the 1st Int. Conf. on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large-Scale Information Systems, ODBASE 2002
CountryUnited States
CityIrvine, CA
Period02/10/3002/11/1

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Web Search
Semantics
Taxonomies
Query
Search engines
Taxonomy
Search Engine
Agent-based Systems
PageRank
Syntactics
Term
Hits
Categorical
Web-based
Ontology
Websites
Retrieval
Filtering
Transform
Specification

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Kerschberg, L., Kim, W., & Scime, A. (2002). Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents. In On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings (pp. 1345-1358). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2519 LNCS).
Kerschberg, Larry ; Kim, Wooju ; Scime, Anthony. / Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents. On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings. 2002. pp. 1345-1358 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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Kerschberg, L, Kim, W & Scime, A 2002, Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents. in On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 2519 LNCS, pp. 1345-1358, 10th Int. Conference on Cooperative Information Systems, CoopIS 2002, Jointly with the 4th Int. Symp. on, DOA 2002 and the 1st Int. Conf. on Ontologies, Databases, and Applications of Semantics for Large-Scale Information Systems, ODBASE 2002, Irvine, CA, United States, 02/10/30.

Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents. / Kerschberg, Larry; Kim, Wooju; Scime, Anthony.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings. 2002. p. 1345-1358 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2519 LNCS).

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Kerschberg L, Kim W, Scime A. Intelligent Web search via personalizable meta-search agents. In On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2002: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE - Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2002, Proceedings. 2002. p. 1345-1358. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).