Web Dynamics: Adapting to Change in Content, Size, Topology and Use by Mark LeveneWeb Dynamics: Adapting to Change in Content, Size, Topology and Use by Mark Levene

Web Dynamics: Adapting to Change in Content, Size, Topology and Use

byMark LeveneEditorAlexandra Poulovassilis

Paperback | November 30, 2010

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The World Wide Web has become a ubiquitous tool for finding information, performing distributed computation, and conducting business, learning and science. In order to fully exploit its huge potential as a global information repository, we need to understand the dynamics of the Web. Levene and Poulovassilis set the scene by giving an overview of the ways in which the Web is dynamic in its content, size, topology and use, and they point to some of the technical challenges caused by its dynamic nature. The subsequent contributions from leading experts are structured into four parts: evolution of the Web's structure and content, searching and navigating the Web, handling events and change on the Web, and personalized access to the Web. The authors describe the current state of the art in areas such as methods for identifying Web communities, Web navigation and crawling, measuring how well search engines cope with change, Active XML and Active XQuery, adaptive hypermedia, and personalization in mobile portals. The overall result is a coherent, comprehensive picture of the field.The book introduces the reader to this exciting field, as well as being a lasting source of reference for researchers and professionals who are engaged with the Web.
  Mark Levene undertook a PhD within the Database group at Birkbeck College, University of London. His PhD was in the area of Complex Objects and Nested Relational Structures, a theory which is providing an underpinning for XML data modeling and querying. On completing his PhD in 1990, Dr. Levene joined the Computer Science Department...
Title:Web Dynamics: Adapting to Change in Content, Size, Topology and UseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:466 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Evolution of Web Structure and Content: How Large is the World Wide Web (Dobra, Fienberg); Methods for Mining Web Communities (Flake, Tsioutsiouliklis, Zhukov); Theory of Random Networks (Mendes); Web Dynamics, Structure, and Page Quality (Baeza-Yates, Castillo, Saint-Jean).- Part 2: Web Information Retrieval: Navigating the World Wide Web (Levene, Wheeldon); Crawling the Web (Pant, Srinivasan, Menczer); Combining Link and Content Information in Web Search (Richardson, Domingos); Search Engine Ability to Cope with the Changing Web (Bar-Ilan).- Part 3: Handling Events and Change on the Web: An Event-Condition-Action Language for XML (Bailey, Papamarkos, Poulovassilis, Wood); Active XQuery (Bonifati, Paraboschi); Active XML: A Data-Centric Perspective on Web Services (Abiteboul, Benjelloun, Manolescu, Milo, Weber); WebVigiL - An Approach to Just-In-Time Information Propagation in Large Network-Centric Environments (Jacob, Sanka, Pandrangi, Chakravarthy); DREAM: Distributed Reliable Event-Based Application Management (Buchmann, Bornhövd, Cilia, Fiege, Gärtner, Liebig, Meixner, Mühl).- Part 4: Personalised Access to the Web: A Survey of Architectures for Adaptive Hypermedia (Cannataro, Pugliese); Adaptive Web-Based Educational Hypermedia (De Bra, Aroyo, Cristea); MP3 - Mobile Portals, Profiles, and Personalization (Smyth, Cotter); Learning Web Request Patterns (Davison).