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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 8 Issue 4, September 2008

Security and identification indicators for browsers against spoofing and phishing attacks
Amir Herzberg, Ahmad Jbara
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391950

In spite of the use of standard Web security measures (SSL/TLS), users enter sensitive information such as passwords into fake Web sites. Such fake sites cause substantial damages to individuals and corporations. In this work, we identify several...

Security analysis of Internet technology components enabling globally distributed workplaces—a framework
Manish Gupta, Shamik Banerjee, Manish Agrawal, H. Raghav Rao
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391951

As organizations increasingly operate, compete, and cooperate in a global context, business processes are also becoming global to propagate the benefits from coordination and standardization across geographical boundaries. In this context,...

Design and implementation trade-offs for wide-area resource discovery
Jeannie Albrecht, David Oppenheimer, Amin Vahdat, David A. Patterson
Article No.: 18
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391952

We describe the design and implementation of SWORD, a scalable resource discovery service for wide-area distributed systems. In contrast to previous systems, SWORD allows users to describe desired resources as a topology of interconnected groups...

Semantics-based composition-oriented discovery of Web services
Antonio Brogi, Sara Corfini, Razvan Popescu
Article No.: 19
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391953

Service discovery and service aggregation are two crucial issues in the emerging area of service-oriented computing (SOC). We propose a new technique for the discovery of (Web) services that accounts for the need of composing several services to...

Resource space model, OWL and database: Mapping and integration
Hai Zhuge, Yunpeng Xing, Peng Shi
Article No.: 20
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391954

Semantics exhibits diversity in the real world, mental abstraction world, document world, and machine world. Studying mappings between different forms of semantics helps unveil the uniformity in the diversity. This article investigates the...

Improving Web search using image snippets
Xiao-Bing Xue, Zhi-Hua Zhou, Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang
Article No.: 21
DOI: 10.1145/1391949.1391955

The Web has become the largest information repository in the world; thus, effectively and efficiently searching the Web becomes a key challenge. Interactive Web search divides the search process into several rounds, and for each round the search...