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Feature selection method of web page language identification

Ng, Choon Ching (2010) Feature selection method of web page language identification. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Globalization has led to a significant increase in the information flow between geographically remote locations with the realization of a common global market. When building a web site for use by various industries, developers need to deal with a wide range of users from different countries. Thus, a multilingual system must be implemented in order to provide the proper environment for those applications. Different languages can be produced by using the same script such as English, Malay, Spanish, etc., that uses Roman script. The issue is how to produce the reliable features of a web page that is to undergo language identification. Incorrectly identifying the language will results in garbled translations, faulty and incomplete analyses. The aim of this study is to enhance the effectiveness of feature selection method of web page language identification. A letter weighting method as feature selection embedded with fuzzy Adaptive Resonance Theory Map (ARTMAP) and simplified entropy embedded with decision tree are proposed to identify the language belonging to a web page. The methodology contains four major stages, namely; data preparation, data preprocessing, feature selection and identification. Data is collected from news website and then fed into preprocessing to filter out the noises. Feature selection reduces unnecessary attributes of the data in a proper feature representation. Language identification is to determine the predefined language of data. The scripts of languages such as Arabic, Hanzi, Roman, Indic and Cyrillic were used for the performance evaluation of web page language identification. Standard measurements such as T-test, f -fold cross validation, precision, recall and F1 measurements were used on results of the analysis. From the experimental analysis, it is observed that the simplified entropy outperforms the N-grams, entropy and letter weighting feature selection with an accuracy of 98.90%, 81.35%, 96.08% and 93.16%, respectively. The finding concludes that the proposed letter weighting and simplified entropy feature selection methods of web page language identification give promising results in terms of accuracy and retrieval performance at the letter representation level of web pages.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Sains Komputer)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2010; Supervisor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat for
Uncontrolled Keywords:globalization, web page, language identification
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:11497
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 09:49
Last Modified:06 Jul 2012 07:22

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