ChangeDetector[tm]: a site-level monitoring tool for the WWW

  title={ChangeDetector[tm]: a site-level monitoring tool for the WWW},
  author={Vijay Boyapati and Kristie Chevrier and Avi Finkel and Natalie S. Glance and Tom Pierce and Robert Stockton and Chip Whitmer},
This paper presents a new challenge for Web monitoring tools: to build a system that can monitor entire web sites effectively. Such a system could potentially be used to discover "silent news" hidden within corporate web sites. Examples of silent news include reorganizations in the executive team of a company or in the retirement of a product line. ChangeDetector, an implemented prototype, addresses this challenge by incorporating a number of machine learning techniques. The principal backend… CONTINUE READING

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