1;3409;0c Estimating the evolution of categorized web page populations

Estimating the evolution of categorized web page populations

Workshop Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2006, vol. 155, 2006
Pages: 13-13DOI: 10.1145/1149993.1150008



This paper proposes a statistical approach for estimating the evolution of categorized web pages. The proposal is based on the capture-recapture method used in wildlife biological studies and it is modified according to the necessary assumptions and amendments for applying the experiments on the web, where web pages are considered as animals and the specific types of e-commerce pages as particular species of animals whose abundance, birth and survival rates is estimated. An artificial classifier capable of categorizing web pages, plays the role of the biologist who recognizes the species under study. Finally, a virtual experiment in the e-commerce field was simulated and the derived results were quite promising especially as far as the estimations of the survival probability values are concerned.