Web classification of conceptual entities using co-training
Social networking websites, which profile objects with predefined attributes and their relationships, often rely heavily on their users to contribute the required information. We, however, have observed that many web pages are actually created collectively according to the composition of some physical or abstract entity, e.g., company, people, and event. Furthermore, users often like to organize pages into conceptual categories for better search and retrieval, making it feasible to extract relevant attributes and relationships from the web. Given a set of entities each consisting of a set of web pages, we name the task of assigning pages to the corresponding conceptual categories conceptual web classification. To address this, we propose an entity-based co-training (EcT) algorithm which learns from the unlabeled examples to boost its performance. Different from existing co-training algorithms, EcT has taken into account the entity semantics hidden in web pages and requires no prior knowledge about the underlying class distribution which is crucial in standard co-training algorithms used in web classification. In our experiments, we evaluated EcT, standard co-training, and other three non co-training learning methods on Conf-425 dataset. Both EcT and co-training performed well when compared to the baseline methods that required large amount of training examples.
Conceptual web classification, Co-training, Web classification
Communication Technology and New Media | Databases and Information Systems
Data Management and Analytics
Expert Systems with Applications
SUN, Aixin; LIU, Ying; and LIM, Ee Peng.
Web classification of conceptual entities using co-training. (2011). Expert Systems with Applications. 38, (12), 14367-14375. Research Collection School Of Information Systems.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sis_research/1442