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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 7 Issue 2, May 2013

A test-based security certification scheme for web services
Marco Anisetti, Claudio A. Ardagna, Ernesto Damiani, Francesco Saonara
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460384

The Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) paradigm is giving rise to a new generation of applications built by dynamically composing loosely coupled autonomous services. Clients (i.e., software agents acting on behalf of human users or service...

Enhancing the trust-based recommendation process with explicit distrust
Patricia Victor, Nele Verbiest, Chris Cornelis, Martine De Cock
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460385

When a Web application with a built-in recommender offers a social networking component which enables its users to form a trust network, it can generate more personalized recommendations by combining user ratings with information from the trust...

A measurement study of insecure javascript practices on the web
Chuan Yue, Haining Wang
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460386

JavaScript is an interpreted programming language most often used for enhancing webpage interactivity and functionality. It has powerful capabilities to interact with webpage documents and browser windows, however, it has also opened the door for...

Understanding query interfaces by statistical parsing
Weifeng Su, Hejun Wu, Yafei Li, Jing Zhao, Frederick H. Lochovsky, Hongmin Cai, Tianqiang Huang
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460387

Users submit queries to an online database via its query interface. Query interface parsing, which is important for many applications, understands the query capabilities of a query interface. Since most query interfaces are organized...

A language for end-user web augmentation: Caring for producers and consumers alike
Oscar Díaz, Cristóbal Arellano, Maider Azanza
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460388

Web augmentation is to the Web what augmented reality is to the physical world: layering relevant content/layout/navigation over the existing Web to customize the user experience. This is achieved through JavaScript (JS) using browser weavers...

Coordinating the web of services for a smart home
Eirini Kaldeli, Ehsan Ullah Warriach, Alexander Lazovik, Marco Aiello
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460389

Domotics, concerned with the realization of intelligent home environments, is a novel field which can highly benefit from solutions inspired by service-oriented principles to enhance the convenience and security of modern home residents. In this...

Assessing relevance and trust of the deep web sources and results based on inter-source agreement
Raju Balakrishnan, Subbarao Kambhampati, Manishkumar Jha
Article No.: 11
DOI: 10.1145/2460383.2460390

Deep web search engines face the formidable challenge of retrieving high-quality results from the vast collection of searchable databases. Deep web search is a two-step process of selecting the high-quality sources and ranking the results from the...