A Customized Comparison-Shopping Agent

Joongmin CHOI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E84-B   No.6   pp.1694-1696
Publication Date: 2001/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Integrated Systems
agent,  comparison shopping,  wrapper induction,  electronic commerce (EC),  

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This paper proposes a framework for building a customized comparison-shopping system in which the users are allowed to add their own shopping stores dynamically. In this framework, a shopping agent is implemented with a robust inductive learning method that automatically constructs wrappers for semi-structured online stores. During learning, strong biases assumed in many existing systems are weakened so that the real stores with reasonably complex document structures can be handled.