Liping Wang

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Improving the precision of information retrieval has been a challenging issue on Chinese Web. As exemplified by Chinese recipes on the Web, it is not easy/natural for people to use keywords (e.g. recipe names) to search recipes, since the names can be literally so abstract that they do not bear much, if any, information on the underlying ingredients or(More)
WWW has posed itself as the largest data repository ever available in the history of humankind. Utilizing the Internet as a data source seems to be natural and many efforts have been made. In this paper we focus on establishing a robust system to collect structured recipe data from the Web incrementally, which, as we believe, is a critical step towards(More)
Web news content extraction is vital to improve news indexing and searching in nowadays search engines, especially for the news searching service. In this paper we study the Web news content extraction problem and propose an automated extraction algorithm for it. Our method is a hybrid one taking the advantage of both sequence matching and tree matching(More)
Flash, as a multimedia format, becomes more and more popular on the Web. However, previous works on Flash are totally based on low-level features, which make it unpractical to build a content-based Flash search engine. To address this problem, our paper proposes expressive semantics for bridging the gap between low-level features and user queries. To(More)
SUMMARY The recent explosive proliferation of interesting and useful data over the Web such as various recipes, while providing people with readily available information, brings out a challenging issue on how to manage such non-conventional data effectively. To respond to the challenge, we have been developing a Web-based recipe database system called Dish(More)