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Large scale acquisition and maintenance from the web without source access

Leonard, Thomas and Glaser, Hugh, (2001) Large scale acquisition and maintenance from the web without source access Handschuh, Siegfried, Dieng-Kuntz, Rose and Staab, Steffan (eds.) At Workshop 4, Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation, K-CAP 2001. , pp. 97-101.

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Although different web sites structure their pages differently, the pages within a single site are often generated from a database and have a regular layout from which it is possible to extract information automatically. Dome is a visual tool for manipulating tree-structured documents. It can import and export in XML or HTML formats, making it ideal for harvesting information from web pages. Editing is performed using a direct manipulation interface and the operations are recorded for later playback. The knowledge extracted from a web page may be updated by replaying the recorded sequence when the source page changes. The same sequence can be applied to other pages with a similar format, and facilities are provided to batch process a large collection of pages in one operation. In this paper we describe how Dome may be used to extract knowledge from web sites in such a way that the extraction process may be reliably replayed.

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Published date: October 2001
Additional Information: Organisation: ACM (SIGART), AAAI
Venue - Dates: Workshop 4, Knowledge Markup and Semantic Annotation, K-CAP 2001, 2001-10-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronics & Computer Science, IT Innovation


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Date deposited: 17 Dec 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:48

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Author: Thomas Leonard
Author: Hugh Glaser
Editor: Siegfried Handschuh
Editor: Rose Dieng-Kuntz
Editor: Steffan Staab

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