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Web Crawler: A Review

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2013 by IJCA Journal
Volume 63 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2013
Md. Abu Kausar
V. S. Dhaka
Sanjeev Kumar Singh

Md. Abu Kausar, V S Dhaka and Sanjeev Kumar Singh. Article: Web Crawler: A Review. International Journal of Computer Applications 63(2):31-36, February 2013. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Md. Abu Kausar and V. S. Dhaka and Sanjeev Kumar Singh},
	title = {Article: Web Crawler: A Review},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2013},
	volume = {63},
	number = {2},
	pages = {31-36},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


Information Retrieval deals with searching and retrieving information within the documents and it also searches the online databases and internet. Web crawler is defined as a program or software which traverses the Web and downloads web documents in a methodical, automated manner. Based on the type of knowledge, web crawler is usually divided in three types of crawling techniques: General Purpose Crawling, Focused crawling and Distributed Crawling. In this paper, the applicability of Web Crawler in the field of web search and a review on Web Crawler to different problem domains in web search is discussed.


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