MobiFace: A Mobile Application for Faceted Search over Hidden Web Databases

Azade Nazi, Abolfazl Asudeh, Gautam Das, Nan Zhang, Ali Jaoua

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Abstract

A large number of web databases are hidden behind form-based interfaces (consisting of interface components such as textboxes, drop-down boxes, etc) for users to enter their desired values in a search query. Form-based interfaces are not always easy to use and error-prone on mobile devices, mainly because of limitations such as smaller screen, trickier text input, etc. We build MobiFace which is a faceted search system over a hidden database for mobile users. The goal of our system is to help a user to find her tuple of interest with as fewer questions as possible. MobiFace dynamically suggests facets for drilling down into the hidden web database such that the navigation cost is minimized. We run the experiment over real IMDB dataset on a mobile device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages13-17
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538627525
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017 - Doha, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Sep 6 2017Sep 7 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDoha
Period9/6/179/7/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Optimization
  • Education
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Nazi, A., Asudeh, A., Das, G., Zhang, N., & Jaoua, A. (2017). MobiFace: A Mobile Application for Faceted Search over Hidden Web Databases. In 2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017 (pp. 13-17). [8079749] (2017 International Conference on Computer and Applications, ICCA 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMAPP.2017.8079749