A General Framework for Web Content Filtering

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

Web content filtering is a means to make end-users aware of the 'Quality' of Web resources by evaluating their contents and/or characteristics against users' preferences. Although they can be used for a variety of purposes, Web content filtering tools are mainly deployed as a service for parental control purposes, and for regulating the access to Web content by users connected to the networks of enterprises, libraries, schools, etc. Current Web filtering tools are based on well established techniques, such as data mining and firewall blocking, and they typically cater to the filtering requirements of very specific end-user categories.