Focused Crawler for Finding Professional Events Based on User Interests


23rd International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS), İstanbul, Turkey, 27 - 29 October 2008, pp.441-444 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iscis.2008.4717938
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.441-444


In this paper, a focused crawler is designed to gather information about conferences and meetings on a specific area. Our crawler starts visiting links from a set of related Web sites that are specified by a human expert then, it classifies pages as relevant and not relevant by using vector space model. During the crawling process, metadata information (e.g., title, date, venue, url, etc.) are extracted and stored in a relational DBMS. Through a Web-based interface, users search the database to find an event that matches their preferences.