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Information Aggregation using the Cameleon# Web Wrapper

MIT Sloan Working Paper No. 4562-05

CISL Working Paper No. 2005-06

13 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2005  

Aykut Firat

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Stuart Madnick

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Nor Adnan Yahaya

Malaysia University of Science and Technology

Choo Wai Kuan

Malaysia University of Science and Technology

Stéphane Bressan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - School of Computing

Abstract

Cameleon# is a web data extraction and management tool that provides information aggregation with advanced capabilities that are useful for developing value-added applications and services for electronic business and electronic commerce. To illustrate its features, we use an airfare aggregation example that collects data from eight online sites, including Travelocity, Orbitz, and Expedia. This paper covers the integration of Cameleon# with commercial database management systems, such as MS SQL Server, and XML query languages, such as XQuery.

Keywords: Cameleon#, web data extraction, web data management

Suggested Citation

Firat, Aykut and Madnick, Stuart and Yahaya, Nor Adnan and Kuan, Choo Wai and Bressan, Stéphane, Information Aggregation using the Cameleon# Web Wrapper. ; CISL Working Paper No. 2005-06. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=771492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.771492

Aykut Firat

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Stuart E. Madnick (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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Nor Adnan Yahaya

Malaysia University of Science and Technology ( email )

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47301 Petaling Jaya Selangor
India

Choo Wai Kuan

Malaysia University of Science and Technology ( email )

Unit GL33 (ground floor), Block C Dataran Usahawan
17 Jalan SS7/26
47301 Petaling Jaya Selangor
India

Stéphane Bressan

National University of Singapore (NUS) - School of Computing ( email )

3 Science Drive 2
Singapore 117543
Singapore

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