October 28, 2008
Local.Com(R) to Present Research at 17th Annual Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM)
Local.com Corporation (NASDAQ: LOCM), a leading local search site and network, today announced that the company will be presenting a peer-reviewed research paper as part of the Geographic Information Retrieval (GIR) Workshop during the 17th annual Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), being held at the Napa Valley Marriott, October 26-30, 2008.
Local.com will be presenting a paper titled, "Experiences in Crawling Deep Web in the Context of Local Search," that explores the process of crawling and extracting structured data from a wide variety of 'Deep Web' resources that serve local content. The paper will discuss the challenges in crawling 'Deep Web' resources for local search and effective techniques to address them.
"Local.com is dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art search technologies and promoting an environment that fosters innovation and unique perspectives on local search," said Peter Mathews, Local.com vice president, technology. "This is yet another example of the leadership and unwavering commitment that our team demonstrates each and every day in our effort to provide consumers and local business owners with best-of-breed local search solutions."
Since 1992, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) has successfully brought together leading researchers and developers from the database, information retrieval, and knowledge management communities. The purpose of the conference is to identify challenges facing the development of future knowledge and information systems, and to shape future research directions through the publication of high quality, applied and theoretical research findings. For more information visit: http://www.cikm2008.org.
The 5th annual GIR Workshop, which will take place during CIKM, will bring together the growing community of researchers and practitioners working in the field of geographic information retrieval to discuss further progress within the field including geographic search and scope, search engine architecture, spatial indexing, geographic query interfaces, natural language in geographic retrieval and relevance ranking for geographical search. For more information visit: http://www.geo.unizh.ch/~rsp/gir08/
Local.com (NASDAQ: LOCM) is the largest local search network in the United States. The company uses patented technologies to provide over 17 million consumers each month with the most relevant search results for local businesses, products and services on Local.com and over 700 regional media sites. Businesses can target ready-to-purchase consumers using a variety of advertising products. To advertise, visit http://corporate.local.com/advertisewithus or call 1-888-857-6722. For more information visit: www.local.com or http://corporate.local.com/.