Steven S. Aanen

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This paper proposes SCHEMA, an algorithm for automated mapping between heterogeneous product taxonomies in the e-commerce domain. SCHEMA utilises word sense disambiguation techniques, based on the ideas from the algorithm proposed by Lesk, in combination with the semantic lexicon WordNet. For finding candidate map categories and determining the(More)
Over the last few years, we have experienced a steady growth in e-commerce. This growth introduces many problems for services that want to aggregate product information and offerings. One of the problems that aggregation services face is the matching of product categories from different Web shops. This paper proposes an algorithm to perform this task(More)
The recent explosion of Web shops has made the user task of finding the desired products an increasingly difficult one. One way to solve this problem is to offer an integrated access to product information on the Web, for which an important component is the mapping of product taxonomies. In this paper, we introduce CMAP, an algorithm that can be used to map(More)
With the vast amount of information available on the Web, there is an increasing need to structure Web data in order to make it accessible to both users and machines. E-commerce is one of the areas in which growing data congestion on the Web has serious consequences. This paper proposes a framework that is capable of populating a product ontology using(More)
Faceted browsing is widely used in Web shops and product comparison sites. In these cases, a fixed ordered list of facets is often employed. This approach suffers from two main issues. First, one needs to invest a significant amount of time to devise an effective list. Second, with a fixed list of facets, it can happen that a facet becomes useless if all(More)
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