Board Forum Crawling: A Web Crawling Method for Web Forum

  title={Board Forum Crawling: A Web Crawling Method for Web Forum},
  author={Yan Guo and Zengjun Liu and Kai Zhang and Gang Zhang},
  journal={2006 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2006 Main Conference Proceedings)(WI'06)},
We present a new method of board forum crawling to crawl Web forum. This method exploits the organized characteristics of the Web forum sites and simulates human behavior of visiting Web forums. The method starts crawling from the homepage, and then enters each board of the site, and then crawls all the posts of the site directly. Board forum crawling can crawl most meaningful information of a Web forum site efficiently and simply. We experimentally evaluated the effectiveness of the method on… CONTINUE READING
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