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Exploiting Geographical Location Information of Web Pages

Buyukkokten, Orkut and Cho, Junghoo and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Gravano, Luis (1999) Exploiting Geographical Location Information of Web Pages. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.




Many information sources on the web are relevant primarily to specific geographical communities. For instance, web sites containing information on restaurants, theatres and apartment rentals are relevant primarily to web users in geographical proximity to these locations. We make the case for identifying and exploiting the geographical location information of web sites so that web applications can rank information in a geographically sensitive fashion. For instance, when a user in Palo Alto issues a query for "Italian Restaurants," a web search engine can rank results based on how close such restaurants are to the user's physical location rather than based on traditional IR measures. In this paper, we first consider how to compute the geographical location of web pages. Subsequently, we consider how to exploit such information in one specific "proof-of-concept" application we implemented in JAVA.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords:geographical, web
Subjects:Computer Science > Databases and the Web
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:406
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:01 May 2000 17:00
Last Modified:27 Dec 2008 16:37

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