WebDB: A Web query system and its modeling, language, and implementation

Wen Syan Li, Junho Shim, Kasim Candan, Yoshinori Hara

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Abstract

The World-Wide Web can be viewed as a collection of multimedia documents in the form of Web pages connected through hyperlinks. Unlike most Web search engines, which primarily focus on information retrieval functionality, WebDB aims at supporting more comprehensive database-like query functionality, including selection, aggregation, sorting, summary, grouping, and projection on (1) document level information, such as title, URL, length, keywords, types, and last modified date; (2) intra-document structures, such as tables, forms, and images; and (3) inter-document linkage information, such as destination URLs and anchors. With these three types of information, more comprehensive queries, such as `list of all Web pages which link to the NEC Web sites containing a form and a keyword multimedia within link depth of 3 and group these Web pages by country' can be supported. A novel visual query/browsing interface of WebDB, WebIFQ, is presented for demonstrating high usability of this system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL
Editors Anon
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
PublisherIEEE
Pages216-227
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, IEEE ADL'98 - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 22 1998Apr 24 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Forum on Research and Technology Advances in Digital Libraries, IEEE ADL'98
CitySanta Barbara, CA, USA
Period4/22/984/24/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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