Title: HTML table wrapper based on table components

Authors: Detty Purnamasari; I. Wayan Simri Wicaksana; Suryadi Harmanto; Lintang Yuniar Banowosari

Addresses: Information System, Gunadarma University, Jl. Margonda Raya No. 100 Pondok Cina Depok, Indonesia ' Information System, Gunadarma University, Jl. Margonda Raya No. 100 Pondok Cina Depok, Indonesia ' Information System, Gunadarma University, Jl. Margonda Raya No. 100 Pondok Cina Depok, Indonesia ' Information System, Gunadarma University, Jl. Margonda Raya No. 100 Pondok Cina Depok, Indonesia

Abstract: Tables are a model for data representation in the internet. Many approaches to harvesting table data are executed by doing the copy-paste. However, this method will be a problem if there is a huge amount of tables and they come from many internet sources. This paper presents an approach to prepare the table area and to wrap or extract table components in cells and property from HTML tables. This paper discusses how the approach works by testing Algorithms 1, 2, and 3. Algorithm 1 is used to determine the actual number of columns and rows of the table, and Algorithm 2 is used to determine the boundary line of the property. At the end of the process of extraction, Algorithm 3 is implemented to get content of the table. Tests were conducted at 100 tabular HTML format. The result of F-measure for Algorithm 1 is 100.00%, for Algorithm 2 97.67% and for Algorithm 3 94.91%.

Keywords: extraction algorithm; html table wrapper; table properties; table components; data representation; internet; html tables.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2015.073589

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2015 Vol.52 No.4, pp.237 - 243

Available online: 13 Dec 2015 *

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