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More and more databases are becoming Web accessible through form-based search interfaces, and many of these sources are E-commerce sites. Providing a unified access to multiple E-commerce search engines selling similar products is of great importance in allowing users to search and compare products from multiple sites with ease. One key task for providing(More)
In this paper, we propose a new approach to automatically clustering e-commerce search engines (ESEs) on the Web such that ESEs in the same cluster sell similar products. This allows an e-commerce metasearch engine (comparison shopping system) to be built over the ESEs for each cluster. Our approach performs the clustering based on the features available on(More)
An increasing number of databases have become web accessible through HTML form-based search interfaces. The data units returned from the underlying database are usually encoded into the result pages dynamically for human browsing. For the encoded data units to be machine processable, which is essential for many applications such as deep web data collection(More)
In this paper, we propose a new approach to clustering e-commerce search engines (ESEs) on the Web. Our approach utilizes the features available on the interface page of each ESE, including the label terms and value terms appearing in the search form, the number of images, normalized price terms as well as other terms. The experimental results based on more(More)
An increasing number of databases are becoming Web accessible through form-based search interfaces, and many of these sources are database-driven E-commerce sites. It is a daunting task for users to access numerous Web sites individually to get the desired information. Hence, providing a unified access to multiple E-commerce search engines selling similar(More)
Many databases have become Web-accessible through form-based search interfaces (i.e., HTML forms) that allow users to specify complex and precise queries to access the underlying databases. In general, such a Web search interface can be considered as containing an interface schema with multiple attributes and rich semantic/meta information; however, the(More)
Many databases have become Web-accessible through form-based search interfaces (i.e., search forms) that allow users to specify complex and precise queries to access the underlying databases. In general, such a Web search interface can be considered as containing an interface schema with multiple attributes and rich semantic/meta information; however, the(More)
An increasing number of databases have become Web accessible through HTML form-based search interfaces. The data units returned from the underlying database are usually encoded into the result pages dynamically for human browsing. For the encoded data units to be machine processable, which is essential for many applications such as deep Web data collection(More)
A metasearch engine supports unified access to multiple component search engines. To build a very large-scale metasearch engine that can access up to hundreds of thousands of component search engines, one major challenge is to incorporate large numbers of autonomous search engines in a highly effective manner. To solve this problem, we propose automatic(More)