A Comparative Study of Hidden Web Crawlers

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© 2014 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-12 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Sonali Gupta , Komal Kumar Bhatia
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V12P122


Sonali Gupta , Komal Kumar Bhatia ."A Comparative Study of Hidden Web Crawlers". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V12(3):111-118, June 2014. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
A large amount of data on the WWW remains inaccessible to crawlers of Web search engines because it can only be exposed on demand as users fill out and submit forms. The Hidden web refers to the collection of Web data which can be accessed by the crawler only through an interaction with the Web-based search form and not simply by traversing hyperlinks. Research on Hidden Web has emerged almost a decade ago with the main line being exploring ways to access the content in online databases that are usually hidden behind search forms. The efforts in the area mainly focus on designing hidden Web crawlers that focus on learning forms and filling them with meaningful values. The paper gives an insight into the various Hidden Web crawlers developed for the purpose giving a mention to the advantages and shortcoming of the techniques employed in each.

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