DEADLINER: Building a New Niche Search Engine

A. Kruger, C. L. Giles, F. M. Coetzee, E. Glover, G. W. Flake, S. Lawrence, C. Omlin

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We present DEADLINER, a search engine that catalogs conference and workshop announcements, and ultimately will monitor and extract a wide range of academic convocation material from the web. The system currently extracts speakers, locations, dates, paper submission (and other) deadlines, topics, program committees, abstracts, and affiliations. A user or user agent can perform detailed searches on these fields. DEADLINER was constructed using a methodology for rapid implementation of specialized search engines. This methodology avoids complex hand-tuned text extraction solutions, or natural language processing, by Bayesian integration of simple extractors that exploit loose formatting and keyword conventions. The Bayesian framework further produces a search engine where each user can control the false alarm rate on a field in an intuitive yet rigorous fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2000
Event9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2000) - McLean, VA, United States
Duration: Nov 10 2000 → …


Other9th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2000)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMcLean, VA
Period11/10/00 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)


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