Finding Significant Web Pages with Lower Ranks by Pseudo-Clique Search

  • Yoshiaki Okubo
  • Makoto Haraguchi
  • Bin Shi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3735)


In this paper, we discuss a method of finding useful clusters of web pages which are significant in the sense that their contents are similar or closely related to ones of higher-ranked pages. Since we are usually careless of pages with lower ranks, they are unconditionally discarded even if their contents are similar to some pages with high ranks. We try to extract such hidden pages together with significant higher-ranked pages as a cluster.

In order to obtain such clusters, we first extract semantic correlations among terms by applying Singular Value Decomposition(SVD) to the term-document matrix generated from a corpus w.r.t. a specific topic. Based on the correlations, we can evaluate potential similarities among web pages from which we try to obtain clusters. The set of web pages is represented as a weighted graph G based on the similarities and their ranks. Our clusters can be found as pseudo-cliques in G. We present an algorithm for finding Top-N weighted pseudo-cliques. Our experimental result shows that quite valuable clusters can be actually extracted according to our method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Okubo
    • 1
  • Makoto Haraguchi
    • 1
  • Bin Shi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and TechnologyHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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