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The Web, Similarity, and Fuzziness

  • Parisa D. Hossein Zadeh
  • Marek Z. Reformat
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Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 326)

Abstract

The Internet is perceived as a source of multiple types of information, a large shopping mall, a social forum and an entertainment hub. The users constantly browse and search the web in order to find things of interest. The keyword-based search becomes less and less efficient in the case of more refined searches where details of items become important. The introduction of Resource Description Framework (RDF) as a relation-based format for data representation allows us to propose a different way of performing a relevancy-based search. The approach proposed is based on representation of items as sets of features. This means that evaluation of items’ relevance is based a feature-based comparison. A more realistic relevancy determination can be been achieved via categorization and ranking of features. The calculated relevancy measures for individual categories of features are aggregated using a fuzzy-based approach.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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