A Simple Mechanism for Focused Web-harvesting [article]

Z. Akbar, L.T. Handoko
2008 arXiv   pre-print
The focused web-harvesting is deployed to realize an automated and comprehensive index databases as an alternative way for virtual topical data integration. The web-harvesting has been implemented and extended by not only specifying the targeted URLs, but also predefining human-edited harvesting parameters to improve the speed and accuracy. The harvesting parameter set comprises three main components. First, the depth-scale of being harvested final pages containing desired information counted
more » ... om the first page at the targeted URLs. Secondly, the focus-point number to determine the exact box containing relevant information. Lastly, the combination of keywords to recognize encountered hyperlinks of relevant images or full-texts embedded in those final pages. All parameters are accessible and fully customizable for each target by the administrators of participating institutions over an integrated web interface. A real implementation to the Indonesian Scientific Index which covers all scientific information across Indonesia is also briefly introduced.
arXiv:0809.0723v1 fatcat:3vj3m36tyrb5ljtieiqohp2ldi