Title: From queries to search forms: an implementation

Authors: Carlos Rivero

Addresses: Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos, Universidad de Sevilla, ETSI Informatica, Avda. de la Reina, Mercedes, s/n, Sevilla 41012, Spain

Abstract: According to several reports, the deep web contains very specific and high quality information, and it increases day by day. Recently, some internet companies like Google or Yahoo have shown an interest in this topic. There are various techniques for accessing the deep web using crawling and metasearch. From an integration point of view, the most interesting proposals are based on SQL-like languages. In this paper, we focus on a particular framework which is able to query search forms in a SQL-like way. As a proof of concepts, we propose an implementation and comment on its main drawbacks.

Keywords: form fillers; web application integration; deep web; SQL; search forms; query forms; web searching; queries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2008.022421

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2008 Vol.33 No.4, pp.264 - 270

Published online: 04 Jan 2009 *

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