Publication Date

Spring 2012

Degree Type

Master's Project

Department

Computer Science

Abstract

There is a large driver for making existing data accessible everywhere, not just for people who happen to be at connected computers. This project aims to design, develop, and test Information Summarization System with its mobile application, which will allow end user the quick mobile access to underlying data on the web. The mobile application allows users to search for information about topic of their interest. This application will make use of existing established search engines to summarize the information on requested topic. The computation will be done on the cloud and communication between client and server will be done via RESTful web services. The server crawls for the data and uses classifier to classify it into several classes. Several other open source technologies are used in this project. As a basic use case, client will send a keyword to server, and server will return classified data to the client. This classified data will be useful in forming summary of underlying data that server crawled. This project is an attempt to bring information closer to the user. The user can now access the summary data on the fly by making use of mobile application provided.

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