Browser Investigate

Using a Graph-Based Data Mining System to Perform Web Search

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Executive Summary

The World Wide Web provides an immense source of information. Accessing information of interest presents a challenge to scientists and analysts, particularly if the desired information is structural in nature. The authors' goal is to design a structural search engine that uses the hyperlink structure of the Web, in addition to textual information, to search for sites of interest. Their structural search engine, called WebSUBDUE, searches not only for particular words or topics but also for a desired hyperlink structure. Enhanced by WordNet text functions, the search engine retrieves sites corresponding to structures formed by graph-based user queries.

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