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Correlation Between Web Site Links, Text, and Meanings Explored

What makes the Web so useful is the vast amount of information it spans. And this is also what makes it so frustrating. Filippo Menczer, assistant professor of management sciences at THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA states that, "My results show that links...tell us a lot about the content and meaning of pages." His research also discovers that the probability of finding a relevant page drops faster when you click away from a commercial site compared to that of an educational institution. His studies will "help us understand whether it is theoretically possible to build efficient Web crawlers – agents that can find target pages in a reasonable time through local lexical and link clues."

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