A strategy for extracting information from semi-structured web pages.
Shaker, Mahmoud and Ibrahim, Hamidah and Mustapha, Aida and Abdullah, Lili Nurliyana (2010) A strategy for extracting information from semi-structured web pages. International Journal of Web Information Systems , 6 (4). pp. 304-318. ISSN 1744-0084
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Purpose – The aim of this paper is to propose a strategy for extracting information from web tables. Design/methodology/approach – The paper presents a strategy for extracting information from web tables of semi-structured web pages (WPs) by handling the issue of synonym which emerges as these WPs have been designed and created without referring to any standards or guidelines. Findings – The paper finds that this strategy extracts information with high precision, and extracts the attributes besides the sub-attributes that describe the extracted attributes and values of the sub-attributes. Practical implications – Experiment conducted on the Nokia products domain demonstrated that the proposed strategy extracts information from web tables with high precision which is 98.98 percent. Originality/value – This paper contributes to the research on extracting information.
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