MidWire: Middleware for Web information reuse

Nader Mohamed, Jameela Al-Jaroodi

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    Nowadays the World Wide Web (Web) is the ultimate source of information. Everyone, regardless of their backgrounds or computer experience rely on it to get the information they need. However, most of the information needed may not be readily accessible in the huge row repository of data on the Web. This paper introduces the concept of middleware for retrieving web information. MidWire (MIDdleware for Web Information REuse) is developed to facilitate the use of public Web information by other user applications. The Web provides huge online and updated information related to different aspects of businesses and environments such as stock prices, currency exchange rates, interest rates, and weather information. All this information can be reused for other applications through the proposed middleware. MidWire deals with different types of Web information sources to provide the user applications' input. It also provides different advanced services such as caching and notification. This paper covers the challenges, the architecture, the services, and evaluation of MidWire.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1451-1461
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Software
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Information Reuse
    • Information retrieval
    • Middleware
    • WWW
    • Web information integration
    • Web scraping

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Artificial Intelligence


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