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Trieschnigg, R.B. and Tjin-Kam-Jet, K.T.T.E. and Hiemstra, D. (2013) SearchResultFinder: federated search made easy. In: Proceedings of the 36th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, SIGIR 2013, 28 Jul - 1 Aug 2013, Dublin, Ireland. pp. 1113-1114. ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-2034-4

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Building a federated search engine based on a large number existing web search engines is a challenge: implementing the programming interface (API) for each search engine is an exacting and time-consuming job. In this demonstration we present SearchResultFinder, a browser plugin which speeds up determining reusable XPaths for extracting search result items from HTML search result pages. Based on a single search result page, the tool presents a ranked list of candidate extraction XPaths and allows highlighting to view the extraction result. An evaluation with 148 web search engines shows that in 90% of the cases a correct XPath is

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Paper (Extended Abstract, Poster)
Research Group:EWI-DB: Databases, EWI-HMI: Human Media Interaction
Research Program:CTIT-NICE: Natural Interaction in Computer-mediated Environments
Research Project:DIRKA: Distributed Information Retrieval by means of Keyword Auctions, FACT: Folktales As Classifiable Texts
ID Code:24095
Deposited On:07 January 2014
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