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ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT), Volume 11 Issue 4, March 2012

Firewall policy change-impact analysis
Alex X. Liu
Article No.: 15
DOI: 10.1145/2109211.2109212

Firewalls are the cornerstones of the security infrastructure for most enterprises. They have been widely deployed for protecting private networks. The quality of the protection provided by a firewall directly depends on the quality of its policy...

Towards the taxonomy-oriented categorization of yellow pages queries
Zhisheng Li, Xiangye Xiao, Meng Wang, Chong Wang, Xufa Wang, Xing Xie
Article No.: 16
DOI: 10.1145/2109211.2109213

Yellow pages search is a popular service that provides a means for finding businesses close to particular locations. The efficient search of yellow pages is becoming a rapidly evolving research area. The underlying data maintained in yellow pages...

A framework for personalizing web search with concept-based user profiles
Kenneth Wai-Ting Leung, Dik Lun Lee, Wilfred Ng, Hing Yuet Fung
Article No.: 17
DOI: 10.1145/2109211.2109214

Personalized search is an important means to improve the performance of a search engine. In this article, we propose a framework that supports mining a user's conceptual preferences from users' clickthrough data resulting from Web search. The...