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JSW 2012 Vol.7(12): 2787-2793 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.7.12.2787-2793

A Novel Combine Forecasting Method for Predicting News Update Time

Mengmeng Wang1, 2, Xianglin Zuo1, Wanli Zuo1, 2 and Ying Wang1, 2
1College of Computer Science and Technology, Jilin University, Changchun, China
2Key Laboratory of Symbolic Computation and Knowledge Engineering attached to the Ministry of Education, Jilin

Abstract—With the rapid development of Internet, information provided by the Internet has shown explosive growth. In the face of massive and constantly updated information on the Internet, how the user can fast access to more valuable and more information has become one of the hot spots. The time of Web Page update appears to be erratic, so forecasting the update time of news reports is even more difficult. From the view of application, we can use mathematical models to maximize the approximation of variation, although it cannot be completely accurate. So is the predicting the update time of news which helps in improving the news crawler’s scheduling policy. In this paper, we proposed a combined predict algorithm for news update. In order to predict the update time of news, firstly, we applied the Exponential Smoothing method to our dataset, and we also have selected the optimal parameters. Secondly, we leveraged the Naive Bayes Model for prediction. Finally, we combined two methods for Combination Forecasting, as well as made a compare with former methods. Through the experiments on Sohu News, we show that Combination Forecasting method outperforms other methods while estimating localized rate of updates.

Index Terms—Exponential Smoothing Method, Naive Bayes Model, Combination Forecasting, News Update Time

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Cite: Mengmeng Wang, Xianglin Zuo, Wanli Zuo and Ying Wang, "A Novel Combine Forecasting Method for Predicting News Update Time," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 2787-2793, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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