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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 8 Issue 4, October 2014

Merging Query Results From Local Search Engines for Georeferenced Objects
Eduard C. Dragut, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Brian P. Beirne, Ali Neyestani, Badr Atassi, Clement Yu, Weiyi Meng
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/2656344

The emergence of numerous online sources about local services presents a need for more automatic yet accurate data integration techniques. Local services are georeferenced objects and can be queried by their locations on a map, for instance,...

Constructing and Comparing User Mobility Profiles
Xihui Chen, Jun Pang, Ran Xue
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/2637483

Nowadays, the accumulation of people's whereabouts due to location-based applications has made it possible to construct their mobility profiles. This access to users' mobility profiles subsequently brings benefits back to location-based...

Sentiment-Focused Web Crawling
A. Gural Vural, B. Barla Cambazoglu, Pinar Karagoz
Article No.: 22
DOI: 10.1145/2644821

Sentiments and opinions expressed in Web pages towards objects, entities, and products constitute an important portion of the textual content available in the Web. In the last decade, the analysis of such content has gained importance due to its...

EXIP: A Framework for Embedded Web Development
Rumen Kyusakov, Pablo Puñal Pereira, Jens Eliasson, Jerker Delsing
Article No.: 23
DOI: 10.1145/2665068

Developing and deploying Web applications on networked embedded devices is often seen as a way to reduce the development cost and time to market for new target platforms. However, the size of the messages and the processing requirements of today's...

Using Interaction Data to Explain Difficulty Navigating Online
Paul Thomas
Article No.: 24
DOI: 10.1145/2656343

A user's behaviour when browsing a Web site contains clues to that user's experience. It is possible to record some of these behaviours automatically, and extract signals that indicate a user is having trouble finding information. This allows for...

Content Bias in Online Health Search
Ryen W. White, Ahmed Hassan
Article No.: 25
DOI: 10.1145/2663355

Search engines help people answer consequential questions. Biases in retrieved and indexed content (e.g., skew toward erroneous outcomes that represent deviations from reality), coupled with searchers' biases in how they examine and interpret...