Optimizing knowledge discovery over the WWW

  • Matthew Montebello
Regular Papers Knowledge Discovery and the Web
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1475)


The rapid growth in data volume, user base, and data diversity render Internet-accessible information increasingly difficult to be used effectively. In this paper we discuss the issues involved with knowledge discovery in knowledge bases, in particular the WWW, by presenting a general architecture and describing how it has been instantiated in a functional system we developed. The system attempts to concurrently maximize and optimize the resource/knowledge discovery, and custimize the information to individual users. A number of machine learning techniques have been employed in the development of the system for comparative reasons — results are presented and discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Montebello
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  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCardiff UniversityWales

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