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Presending Documents on the WWW: A Comparative Study David Albrecht, Ingrid Zukerman and Ann Nicholson
 

Summary: Pre­sending Documents on the WWW: A Comparative Study
David Albrecht, Ingrid Zukerman and Ann Nicholson
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering
Monash University
Clayton, VICTORIA 3168, AUSTRALIA
fdwa,ingrid,annng@csse.monash.edu.au
Abstract
Users' waiting time for information on the WWW
may be reduced by pre­sending documents they are
likely to request, albeit at a possible expense of addi­
tional transmission costs. In this paper, we describe
a prediction model which anticipates the documents a
user is likely to request next, and present a decision­
theoretic approach for pre­sending documents based
on the predictions made by this model. We introduce
two evaluation methods which measure the immediate
and the eventual benefit of pre­sending a document.
We use these evaluation methods to compare the per­
formance of our decision­theoretic policy to that of a
naive pre­sending policy, and to identify the domain

  

Source: Albrecht, David - Caulfield School of Information Technology, Monash University

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences