A Web Clipping Service’s Information Extraction Mechanism

TitleA Web Clipping Service’s Information Extraction Mechanism
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBouras, C, Poulopoulos, V, Misedakis, I, Kounenis, G
Conference Name3rd International Conference on Universal Access in Human - Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date Published22 - 27 July

Information overload is one of the most important problems of today’s WWW. Users are often lost in a wealth of information when searching about a topic. Although they have specific information needs, using a search engine or regularly browsing in popular news sites for updates can lead them to search in tens or hundreds of possibly relevant pages or loose some updates that were interesting for them. One promising solution for this problem is ‘web-clipping’ services. A service like this continuously searches the Web and whenever it finds a web page that might interest some users, it informs these users that they should visit this specific page. This paper describes the information extraction mechanism of a web-clipping service that is being designed as part of a larger project for information search and manipulation. This mechanism is used to extract information from web pages and find out which links should be followed.