Extracting General Lists from Web Documents: A Hybrid Approach

@inproceedings{Fumarola2011ExtractingGL,
  title={Extracting General Lists from Web Documents: A Hybrid Approach},
  author={Fabio Fumarola and Tim Weninger and Rick Barber and Donato Malerba and Jiawei Han},
  booktitle={IEA/AIE},
  year={2011}
}
The problem of extracting structured data (i.e. lists, record sets, tables, etc.) from the Web has been traditionally approached by taking into account either the underlying markup structure of a Web page or the visual structure of the Web page. However, empirical results show that considering the HTML structure and visual cues of a Web page independently do not generalize well. We propose a new hybrid method to extract general lists from the Web. It employs both general assumptions on the… CONTINUE READING
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