Focused crawling in the ALVIS semantic search engine

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The EU project ALVIS - Superpeer Semantic Search Engine,
aiming at developing an Open Source prototype of a
peer-to-peer, semantic based search engine, is brie°y presented.
A focused (or topic speci¯c) crawler, responsible for
creating topic-speci¯c databases within ALVIS, is presented
in more detail. It is based on a combination of a standard
Web crawler and an automated subject classi¯er. The topic
focus is provided by an ontology that is used as topic de¯nition.
When a document have been deemed relevant further
processing (like character set normalization, language identi
¯cation and simple text segmentation), is done in preparation
for the ALVIS processing pipeline.


  • Anders Ardö
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch
EventPosters and Demos, 2nd European Semantic Web Conference 2005 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Duration: 0001 Jan 2 → …


ConferencePosters and Demos, 2nd European Semantic Web Conference 2005
Period0001/01/02 → …