Learning Structural Classification Rules for Web-page Categorization

Heiner Stuckenschmidt, Jens Hartmann, Frank Van Harmelen

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Content-related metadata plays an important role in the effort of developing intelligent web applications. One of the most established form of providing content-related metadata is the assignment of web-pages to content categories. We describe the Spectacle system for classifying individual web pages on the basis of their syntactic structure. This classification requires the spe-cification of classification rules associating common pa-ge structures with predefined classes. In this paper, we propose an approach for the automatic acquisition of these classification rules using techniques from inducti-ve logic programming and describe experiments in ap-plying the approach to an existing web-based informa-tion system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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