About this book
Due to the lack of a uniform schema for Web documents and the sheer amount and dynamics of Web data, both the effectiveness and the efficiency of information management and retrieval of Web data is often unsatisfactory when using conventional data management techniques.
Web community, defined as a set of Web-based documents with its own logical structure, is a flexible and efficient approach to support information retrieval and to implement various applications. Zhang and his co-authors explain how to construct and analyse Web communities based on information like Web document contents, hyperlinks, or user access logs. Their approaches combine results from Web search algorithms, Web clustering methods, and Web usage mining. They also detail the necessary preliminaries needed to understand the algorithms presented, and they discuss several successful existing applications.
Researchers and students in information retrieval and Web search find in this all the necessary basics and methods to create and understand Web communities. Professionals developing Web applications will additionally benefit from the samples presented for their own designs and implementations.
- Book Title Web Communities
- Book Subtitle Analysis and Construction
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27739-0
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-27737-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-06611-5
- eBook ISBN 978-3-540-27739-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 187
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Information Systems Applications (incl. Internet)
Information Storage and Retrieval
User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
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The book can be used by applied mathematicians, search industry professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about how search engines work. I recommend it for any course on Web information retrieval. I firmly believe that this book and the book by Langville and Meyer are the top two books about the algorithmic aspects of modern search engines. (Yannis Manolopoulos, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece in ACM REVIEWS)