Effective web crawling for chinese addresses and associated information

Hsiu Min Chuang, Chia Hui Chang, Ting Yao Kao

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With the advance of wireless networks, location-based services have become very important as people often need to query for addresses of unfamiliar locations through Web and then locate the position on the map. Existing geographic information systems based on crowd-sourcing are insufficient and have a slow update progress. However, it can actually be complemented by automatically extracting addresses of location entities and associated information from general pages. Thus, effectively crawling webpages with addresses is a practical challenge for enriching the location entity database. This research is devoted to automatic address and associated information extraction to provide information retrieval on maps, i.e. integrating the process of location entity query on Web and positioning on maps. We build a geographic information system of location entities by crawling the Web via three strategies for Chinese addresses. One point two seven (1.27) million distinct Chinese addresses are crawled using 1.08 million HTTP requests, leading to a return-of-investment of 1.169.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Commerce and Web Technologies - 15th International Conference, EC-Web 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMartin Hepp, Yigal Hoffner
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319104904
StatePublished - 2014
Event15th International Conference on E-Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2014 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 1 Sep 20144 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


Conference15th International Conference on E-Commerce and Web Technologies, EC-Web 2014


  • Associated information extraction
  • Chinese postal address extraction
  • Crawling strategies
  • Geographic information retrieval


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