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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 3 Issue 3, June 2009

IRLbot: Scaling to 6 billion pages and beyond
Hsin-Tsang Lee, Derek Leonard, Xiaoming Wang, Dmitri Loguinov
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/1541822.1541823

This article shares our experience in designing a Web crawler that can download billions of pages using a single-server implementation and models its performance. We first show that current crawling algorithms cannot effectively cope with the...

Cookies: A deployment study and the testing implications
Andrew F. Tappenden, James Miller
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/1541822.1541824

The results of an extensive investigation of cookie deployment amongst 100,000 Internet sites are presented. Cookie deployment is found to be approaching universal levels and hence there exists an associated need for relevant Web and software...

A framework for QoS-based Web service contracting
Marco Comuzzi, Barbara Pernici
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/1541822.1541825

The extensive adoption of Web service-based applications in dynamic business scenarios, such as on-demand computing or highly reconfigurable virtual enterprises, advocates for methods and tools for the management of Web service nonfunctional...

Unified publication and discovery of semantic Web services
Thomi Pilioura, Aphrodite Tsalgatidou
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/1541822.1541826

The challenge of publishing and discovering Web services has recently received lots of attention. Various solutions to this problem have been proposed which, apart from their offered advantages, suffer the following disadvantages: (i) most of them...