Status Locality on the Web: Implications for Building Focused Collections

@article{Pant2013StatusLO,
  title={Status Locality on the Web: Implications for Building Focused Collections},
  author={Gautam Pant and Padmini Srinivasan},
  journal={Information Systems Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={802-821}
}
Topical locality on the Web is the notion that pages tend to link to other topically similar pages and that such similarity decays rapidly with link distance. This supports meaningful web browsing and searching by information consumers. It also allows topical web crawlers, programs that fetch pages by following hyperlinks, to harvest topical subsets of the Web for applications such as those in vertical search and business intelligence. We show that the Web exhibits another property that we call… CONTINUE READING