Mining Historical XML

Mining Historical XML

Qiankun Zhao (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Sourav Saha Bhowmick (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch152
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Nowadays the Web poses itself as the largest data repository ever available in the history of humankind (Reis et al., 2004). However, the availability of huge amount of Web data does not imply that users can get whatever they want more easily. On the contrary, the massive amount of data on the Web has overwhelmed their abilities to find the desired information. It has been claimed that 99% of the data reachable on the Web is useless to 99% of the users (Han & Kamber, 2000, pp. 436). That is, an individual may be interested in only a tiny fragment of the Web data. However, the huge and diverse properties of Web data do imply that Web data provides a rich and unprecedented data mining source.

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