Web Page Classification Exploiting Contents of Surrounding Pages for Building a High-Quality Homepage Collection

  • Yuxin Wang
  • Keizo Oyama
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4312)


We propose a web page classification method for creating a high quality collection of researchers’ homepages. A method to reduce manual assessment required for assuring given precision/recall using a recall-assured and a precision-assured classifier is presented. Each classifier is built with SVM using textual features obtained from each page and its surrounding pages and tuning parameters. These pages are grouped based on connection types and relative URL hierarchy levels, and independent features are extracted from each group. Experiment results show the proposed features evidently improve classification performance and the manual assessment is significantly reduced.


Web page classification SVM Quality assurance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuxin Wang
    • 1
  • Keizo Oyama
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Multidisciplinary SciencesThe Graduate University for Advanced Studies 
  2. 2.Research Organization of Information and SystemsNational Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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