Toward semantic annotation of Web page's segmentation blocks

Mirel Cosulschi


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In most cases, a Web page contains multiple semantic topics and a natural approach would be not to consider it as an atomic element. It is more natural to reason and operate with the semantic blocks in which a Web page can be decomposed, each block corresponding to a diĀ®erent topics, as the smallest units of information.

Google, Yahoo, Altavista, etc. which gained a huge success during the last decade, were initially designed in order to easily locate and retrieve any information available on the Web. The computer engineers did not considered at that moment, the possibility that information meaning to be understood by the machines. Due to the huge amount of information currently available on the Web, the automatic intelligent retrieval of information becomes a tedious task: the user shall understand, combine, interpret, select and evaluate this information.

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