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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 3 Issue 1, January 2009

Methods for extracting place semantics from Flickr tags
Tye Rattenbury, Mor Naaman
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1462148.1462149

We describe an approach for extracting semantics for tags, unstructured text-labels assigned to resources on the Web, based on each tag's usage patterns. In particular, we focus on the problem of extracting place semantics for tags that are...

Protecting browsers from DNS rebinding attacks
Collin Jackson, Adam Barth, Andrew Bortz, Weidong Shao, Dan Boneh
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1462148.1462150

DNS rebinding attacks subvert the same-origin policy of browsers, converting them into open network proxies. Using DNS rebinding, an attacker can circumvent organizational and personal firewalls, send spam email, and defraud pay-per-click...

Do not crawl in the DUST: Different URLs with similar text
Ziv Bar-Yossef, Idit Keidar, Uri Schonfeld
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1462148.1462151

We consider the problem of DUST: Different URLs with Similar Text. Such duplicate URLs are prevalent in Web sites, as Web server software often uses aliases and redirections, and dynamically generates the same page from various different URL...

Browsing on small displays by transforming Web pages into hierarchically structured subpages
Xiangye Xiao, Qiong Luo, Dan Hong, Hongbo Fu, Xing Xie, Wei-Ying Ma
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1462148.1462152

We propose a new Web page transformation method to facilitate Web browsing on handheld devices such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). In our approach, an original Web page that does not fit on the screen is transformed into a set of subpages,...