Web resource mining for one‐stop learning is an effort to turn the Web into a convenient and valuable resource for education for the self‐motivated, knowledge seeking student. It is aimed at providing an efficient and effective algorithm to generate an extremely small set of self‐contained Web pages which are adequate for the student to study well about the technical subject of her choice on her own pace without requiring clicking through numerous linked resources. In this paper, we present three different scoring measures which can be plugged into such an algorithm designed for the objective stated above. We also demonstrate the effectiveness of the algorithms proposed in this paper which are equipped with a choice of the three scoring measures by showing their promising experimental results. Our algorithms achieved up to 87% of precision in average in automatically finding relatively suitable Web resources for one‐stop learning as opposed to 9% of precision offered by general purpose search engines.
International Journal of Web Information Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: May 1, 2006
Keywords: Web content mining; Web filtering; Information retrieval; One‐stop learning; Web‐based learning