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Article: MetaSpider: Meta-searching and categorization on the Web

TitleMetaSpider: Meta-searching and categorization on the Web
Authors
Issue Date2001
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.html
Citation
Journal Of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, 2001, v. 52 n. 13, p. 1134-1147 How to Cite?
AbstractIt has become increasingly difficult to locate relevant information on the Web, even with the help of Web search engines. Two approaches to addressing the low precision and poor presentation of search results of current search tools are studied: meta-search and document categorization. Meta-search engines improve precision by selecting and integrating search results from generic or domain-specific Web search engines or other resources. Document categorization promises better organization and presentation of retrieved results. This article introduces MetaSpider, a meta-search engine that has real-time indexing and categorizing functions. We report in this paper the major components of MetaSpider and discuss related technical approaches. Initial results of a user evaluation study comparing MetaSpider, NorthernLight, and MetaCrawler in terms of clustering performance and of time and effort expended show that MetaSpider performed best in precision rate, but disclose no statistically significant differences in recall rate and time requirements. Our experimental study also reveals that MetaSpider exhibited a higher level of automation than the other two systems and facilitated efficient searching by providing the user with an organized, comprehensive view of the retrieved documents.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177886
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorFan, Hen_US
dc.contributor.authorChau, Men_US
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Den_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:40:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, 2001, v. 52 n. 13, p. 1134-1147en_US
dc.identifier.issn1532-2882en_US
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dc.description.abstractIt has become increasingly difficult to locate relevant information on the Web, even with the help of Web search engines. Two approaches to addressing the low precision and poor presentation of search results of current search tools are studied: meta-search and document categorization. Meta-search engines improve precision by selecting and integrating search results from generic or domain-specific Web search engines or other resources. Document categorization promises better organization and presentation of retrieved results. This article introduces MetaSpider, a meta-search engine that has real-time indexing and categorizing functions. We report in this paper the major components of MetaSpider and discuss related technical approaches. Initial results of a user evaluation study comparing MetaSpider, NorthernLight, and MetaCrawler in terms of clustering performance and of time and effort expended show that MetaSpider performed best in precision rate, but disclose no statistically significant differences in recall rate and time requirements. Our experimental study also reveals that MetaSpider exhibited a higher level of automation than the other two systems and facilitated efficient searching by providing the user with an organized, comprehensive view of the retrieved documents.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.asis.org/Publications/JASIS/jasis.htmlen_US
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dc.titleMetaSpider: Meta-searching and categorization on the Weben_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1002/asi.1180en_US
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