Using Webspaces to Model Document Collections on the Web

Roelof van Zwol, Peter M.G. Apers

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Abstract

Due to the unstructured character of data on the web it is hard to find specific information when surfing over the web. Search engines can only rely their results on IR techniques available, and most of the time they lack the desired power in query formulation. Modelling data on the web, as if it was designed for use within databases, provides us with the necessary basis for enhancing the query formulation. This requires special care for dealing with the included multimedia data and the semi-structured aspects of the data on the web. Modelling the entire web would be too ambitious, therefore we focus on a more feasible environment, like the intranet, where one can find large collections of related data. This article describes the webspace method for modelling the content of a collection of a domain specific documents, and offers a solution for the above mentioned problems.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling for E-Business and the Web: ER 2000 Workshops on Conceptual Modeling Approaches for E-Business and The World Wide Web and Conceptual Modeling
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages101-114
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)3-540-41073-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume1921
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Keywords

  • EWI-7389
  • IR-63547
  • METIS-119435
  • DB-MOD: DATA MODELLING

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van Zwol, R., & Apers, P. M. G. (2000). Using Webspaces to Model Document Collections on the Web. In Conceptual Modeling for E-Business and the Web: ER 2000 Workshops on Conceptual Modeling Approaches for E-Business and The World Wide Web and Conceptual Modeling (pp. 101-114). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 1921). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45394-6_10