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JSW 2012 Vol.7(7): 1451-1461 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.7.1451-1461

MidWire: Middleware for Web Information Reuse

Nader Mohamed and Jameela Al-Jaroodi
The Faculty of Information Technology, UAEU Al Ain, P.O. Box 17551, UAE

Abstract—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.

Index Terms—Middleware, WWW, Web Information Integration, Web scraping, Information Reuse, Information Retrieval

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Cite: Nader Mohamed and Jameela Al-Jaroodi, "MidWire: Middleware for Web Information Reuse," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 1451-1461 , 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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