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A Scale for Crawler Effectiveness on the Client-Side Hidden Web

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Executive Summary

The main goal of this paper is to present a scale that classifies crawling systems according to their effectiveness in traversing the "Clientside" Hidden Web. First, the authors perform a thorough analysis of the different client-side technologies and the main features of the web pages in order to determine the basic steps of the aforementioned scale. Then, they define the scale by grouping basic scenarios in terms of several common features, and they propose some methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the crawlers according to the levels of the scale.

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