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Sourcerank: relevance and trust assessment

 For deep web sources based on inter-source agreement

One immediate challenge in searching the deep web databases is source selection—i.e. selecting the most relevant web databases for answering a given query. The existing database selection methods (both text and relational) assess the source quality based on the query-similarity-based relevance assessment. When applied to the deep web these methods have two deficiencies. First is that the methods are agnostic to the correctness (trustworthiness) of the sources. Secondly, the query based relevance does not consider the importance of the results...

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