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Sunday, May 26th, 2013 | Author:

Following New Scientist and WebWereld, also the homepage of the UT features an article about my identity extraction work together with Fox IT: “Tracks Inspector brengt binnen paar uur netwerk van verdachte in kaart” (Dutch).

Monday, May 20th, 2013 | Author:

One of my Master students, Oliver Jundt, has a paper on EUSFLAT 2013.
Sample-based XPath Ranking for Web Information Extraction
Oliver Jundt and Maurice van Keulen
Web information extraction typically relies on a wrapper, i.e., program code or a configuration that specifies how to extract some information from web pages at a specific website. Manually creating and maintaining wrappers is a cumbersome and error-prone task. It may even be prohibitive as some applications require information extraction from previously unseen websites. This paper approaches the problem of automatic on-the-fly wrapper creation for websites that provide attribute data for objects in a ‘search – search result page – detail page’ setup. The approach is a wrapper induction approach which uses a small and easily obtainable set of sample data for ranking XPaths on their suitability for extracting the wanted attribute data. Experiments show that the automatically generated top-ranked XPaths indeed extract the wanted data. Moreover, it appears that 20 to 25 input samples suffice for finding a suitable XPath for an attribute.
The paper will be presented at the EUSFLAT 2013 conference, 11-13 Sep 2013, Milan, Italy [details]

Monday, May 13th, 2013 | Author:

Together with my PhD student Mena Badieh Habib and another PhD student of our group Zhemin Zhu, we participated in the “Making Sense of Microposts” challenge at the WWW 2013 conference … and we won the best IE award!
[paper | presentation | poster]

Wednesday, May 08th, 2013 | Author:

Following New Scientist, also WebWereld features an article about my identity extraction work together with Fox IT: “Politiesoftware filtert slim identiteiten uit digibewijs” (Dutch).

Friday, May 03rd, 2013 | Author:

The popular science magazine New Scientist features a small article on one of my “Crime Science” endeavors with Hans Henseler and Jop Hofsté from the company Fox-IT: Fast digital forensics sniff out accomplices (also appeared in Mafia Today). It is based on the MSc-project work of Jop Hofsté which will be demonstrated at ICAIL 2013.