First-order learning for Web mining

  • Mark Craven
  • Seán Slattery
  • Kamal Nigam
Relational Learning
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1398)


We present compelling evidence that the World Wide Web is a domain in which applications can benefit from using first-order learning methods, since the graph structure inherent in hypertext naturally lends itself to a relational representation. We demonstrate strong advantages for two applications — learning classifiers for Web pages, and learning rules to discover relations among pages.


Inductive Logic Programming Background Relation Binary Classification Task Inductive Logic Program Conventional Text 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Craven
    • 1
  • Seán Slattery
    • 1
  • Kamal Nigam
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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