Carbon: Domain-Independent Automatic Web Form Filling
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- Araujo S., Gao Q., Leonardi E., Houben GJ. (2010) Carbon: Domain-Independent Automatic Web Form Filling. In: Benatallah B., Casati F., Kappel G., Rossi G. (eds) Web Engineering. ICWE 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6189. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
Web forms are the main input mechanism for users to supply data to web applications. Users fill out forms in order to, for example, sign up to social network applications or do advanced searches in search-based web applications. This process is highly repetitive and can be optimized by reusing the user’s data across web forms. In this paper, we present a novel framework for domain-independent automatic form filling. The main task is to automatically fill out a correct value for each field in a new form, based on web forms the user has previously filled. The key innovation of our approach is that we are able to extract relevant metadata from the previously filled forms, semantically enrich it, and use it for aligning fields between web forms.