Crawling Deep Web Using a New Set Covering Algorithm

@inproceedings{Wang2009CrawlingDW,
  title={Crawling Deep Web Using a New Set Covering Algorithm},
  author={Yan Wang and Jianguo Lu and Jessica Szu-Chia Chen},
  booktitle={ADMA},
  year={2009}
}
Crawling the deep web often requires the selection of an appropriate set of queries so that they can cover most of the documents in the data source with low cost. This can be modeled as a set covering problem which has been extensively studied. The conventional set covering algorithms, however, do not work well when applied to deep web crawling due to various special features of this application domain. Typically, most set covering algorithms assume the uniform distribution of the elements… CONTINUE READING
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