Intelligent Exploration of the Web

  • Piotr S. Szczepaniak
  • Javier Segovia
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
  • Lotfi A. Zadeh

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Creation and Representation of Web Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kyong Ho Lee, Yoon Chul Choy, Sung-Bae Cho
      Pages 3-18
    3. Angela Ribeiro, Víctor Fresno, María C. Garcia-Alegre, Domingo Guinea
      Pages 19-37
    4. Gloria Bordogna, Gabriella Pasi
      Pages 38-53
  3. Information Retrieval

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Mieczysław Kłopotek
      Pages 57-73
    3. Janusz Kacprzyk, Sławomir Zadrożny
      Pages 74-95
    4. P. S. Szczepaniak, A. Niewiadomski
      Pages 96-102
    5. Marina Teresa Pires Vieira, Mauro Biajiz, Sérgio Ricardo Borges Júnior, Eduardo Cotrin Teixeira, Fernando Genta dos Santos, Josiel Maimoni Figueiredo
      Pages 103-118
    6. Andreas Nürnberger, Aljoscha Klose, Rudolf Kruse
      Pages 119-135
    7. Samuel Kaski, Janne Nikkilä, Teuvo Kohonen
      Pages 136-151
    8. Donald H. Kraft, Jianhua Chen, Maria J. Martin-Bautista, Maria-Amparo Vila
      Pages 152-165
    9. Brent Blackstock
      Pages 225-239
    10. Yong S. Choi
      Pages 240-254
    11. Tina Eliassi-Rad, Jude Shavlik
      Pages 255-274
    12. Craig A. Knoblock, Kristina Lerman, Steven Minton, Ion Muslea
      Pages 275-287
    13. Dunja Mladenić
      Pages 288-303
    14. Elisa Bertino, Mohand-Saïd Hacid, Farouk Toumani
      Pages 304-323
    15. Mounia Lalmas, Thomas Rölleke, Norbert Fuhr
      Pages 324-344
    16. Alexander Maedche, Günter Neumann, Steffen Staab
      Pages 345-359
  4. Web Data Mining and Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Ernestina Menasalvas, Oscar Marbán, Socorro Millán, Jose M. Peña
      Pages 363-388
    3. Josephine Griffith, Paul O’Dea, Colm O’Riordan
      Pages 389-401
    4. Nicholas H. M. Caldwell, Bernie C. Breton, David M. Holburn
      Pages 402-417
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 419-424

About this book


The Web is the nervous system of information society. As such, it has a pervasive influence on our daily lives. And yet, in some ways the Web does not have a high MIQ (Machine IQ). What can be done to enhance it? This is the leitmotif of "Intelligent Exploration of the Web," (lEW)--a collection of articles co-edited by Drs. Szczepaniak, Segovia, Kacprzyk and, to a small degree, myself. The articles that comprise lEW address many basic problems ranging from structure analysis of Internet documents and Web dialogue management to intelligent Web agents for extraction of information, and bootstrapping an ontology-based information extraction system. Among the basic problems, one that stands out in importance is the problem of search. Existing search engines have many remarkable capabilities. But what is not among them is the deduction capability--the capability to answer a query by drawing on information which resides in various parts of the knowledge base. An example of a query might be "How many Ph.D. degrees in computer science were granted by European universities in 1996?" No existing search engine is capable of dealing with queries of comparable or even much lower complexity. Basically, what we would like to do is to add deduction capability to a search engine, with the aim of transforming it into a question-answering system, or a QI A system, for short. This is a problem that is of major importance and a challenge that is hard to meet.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Piotr S. Szczepaniak
    • 1
    • 2
  • Javier Segovia
    • 3
  • Janusz Kacprzyk
    • 2
  • Lotfi A. Zadeh
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceTechnical University of LodzLodzPoland
  2. 2.Systems Research InstitutePolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Facultad de InformáticaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Computer Science Division, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-2519-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1772-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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