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Tables are ubiquitous. Unfortunately, no search engine supportstable search. In this paper, we propose a novel table specificsearching engine, TableSeer, to facilitate the table extracting, indexing, searching, and sharing. In addition, wepropose an extensive set of medium-independent metadata to precisely present tables. Given a query, TableSeer ranks the returned results using an innovative ranking algorithm - TableRank with a tailored vector space model and a novel term weightingscheme. Experimental results show that TableSeer outperforms existing search engines on table search. In addition, incorporating multiple weighting factors can significantly improve the ranking results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2007
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2007
Event16th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2007 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: May 8 2007May 12 2007

Publication series

Name16th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2007


Other16th International World Wide Web Conference, WWW2007
CityBanff, AB

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software


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