Creating and exploring web form repositories

Luciano Barbosa, Hoa Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen, Ramesh Pinnamaneni, Juliana Freire

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


We present DeepPeep (, a new system for discovering, organizing and analyzing Web forms. DeepPeep allows users to explore the entry points to hidden-Web sites whose contents are out of reach for traditional search engines. Besides demonstrating important features of DeepPeep and describing the infrastructure we used to build the system, we will show how this infrastructure can be used to create form collections and form search engines for different domains. We also present the analysis component of DeepPeep which allows users to explore and visualize information in form repositories, helping them not only to better search and understand forms in different domains, but also to refine the form gathering process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10 - Indianapolis, IN, United States
Duration: Jun 6 2010Jun 11 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGMOD International Conference on Management of Data
ISSN (Print)0730-8078


Other2010 International Conference on Management of Data, SIGMOD '10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityIndianapolis, IN


  • focused crawling
  • hidden web
  • learning classifiers
  • search engines
  • web forms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems


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