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LionRank: lion algorithm-based metasearch engines for re-ranking of webpages

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Due to the rapid growth of the web, the process of collecting the relevant web pages based on the user query is one of the major challenging tasks in recent days. Hence, it is very complicated for the users to know the most relevant information even though various search engines are widely employed. To deal with users’ trouble in identifying the relevant information from the web, we have proposed a meta-lion search engine to capture and analyze the ranking scores of various search engines and thereby, generate the re-ranked score results. Accordingly, LionRank, a lion algorithm-based meta-search engine is proposed for the re-ranking of the web pages. Here, different features like text based, factor based, rank based and classifier based features are used by the underlying search engines. In classifier based feature extraction, we have used the fuzzy integrated extended nearest neighbor (FENN) classifier to include the semantics in feature extraction. Moreover, an intelligent re-ranking process is proposed based on the lion algorithm to fuse the features scores optimally. Finally, the results of the proposed LionRank is analyzed with the web page database collected through four benchmark queries, and the quantitative performance are analyzed using precision, recall, and F-score. From the results, we proved that the proposed LionRank obtained the maximum F-score of 81% as compared with that of existing search engines like QuadRank, Outrank, Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

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Vijaya, P., Chander, S. LionRank: lion algorithm-based metasearch engines for re-ranking of webpages. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 61, 122102 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-017-9343-5

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  • web technology
  • meta-search engine
  • feature extraction
  • lion algorithm
  • FENN classifier