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Online dissertations:

Gabrilovich E. (2006). Feature Generation for Textual Information Retrieval Using World Knowledge. PhD Thesis, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, December 2006.
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Beitzel S.M. (2006). On Understanding and Classifying Web Queries. PhD Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology. May 2006.
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Jensen E.C. (2006). Repeatable Evaluation of Information Retrieval Effectiveness in Dynamic Environments. PhD Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology. May 2006.
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Gulli A. (2006). On Two Web IR Boosting Tools: Clustering and Ranking. PhD Thesis, University of Pisa. May 2006.
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Upstill T.G. (2005). Document ranking using web evidence. PhD Thesis, The Australian National University. August 2005.
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Kraft R. (2005). Cost-Effective Creation of Specialized Search Engines. PhD Thesis, University of California Santa Cruz. March 2005.
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Berberich K.L. (2004). Time-aware and trend-based authority ranking. Masters thesis, Universitšt des Saarlandes, Germany, November 2004.
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Castillo C. (2004). Effective Web Crawling. PhD Thesis, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Chile. November 2004.
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Silvestri F. (2004). High Performance Issues in Web Search Engines: Algorithms and Techniques. PhD Thesis, Dipartimento di Informatica, Universit∑ di Pisa. May 2004.
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Tsaparas P. (2004). Link Analysis Ranking. PhD Thesis, University of Toronto, March 2004.
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Lempel R. (2002). Link-Structure Analysis and Query Results Caching. PhD Thesis, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, November 2002.
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B. D. Davison. (2002). The Design and Evaluation of Web Prefetching and Caching Techniques. Ph.D. dissertation. Rutgers University, October 2002.
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Yang K. (2002). Combining Text-, Link-, and Classification-based Retrieval Methods to Enhance Information Discovery on the Web. PhD thesis, University of North Carolina, May 2002.
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Cho J. (2001). Crawling the Web: Discovery and Maintenance of a Large-Scale Web Data. Ph.D. Thesis, Stanford University, November 2001.
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Glover E.J. (2001). Using Extra-Topical User Preferences to Improve Web-Based Metasearch, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Michigan, August, 2001.
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Adamic L. (2001). Network Dynamics: The World Wide Web. PhD Thesis. Stanford University, June, 2001.
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Amitay E. (2001). What Lays in the Layout: Using anchor-paragraph arrangements to extract descriptions of Web documents. PhD Thesis, Macquarie University, February, 2001.
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Pinkerton B. (2000). WebCrawler: Finding what people want. PhD thesis, University of Washington, November 2000.
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Lempel R. (1999). Finding Authoritative Sites on the WWW (and other hyperlinked media) by Analyzing the Web's Link-Structure. MSc Thesis, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, July 1999.
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Selberg E.W. (1999). Towards Comprehensive Web Search. PhD Thesis, University of Washington, June 1999.
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Zamir O.E. (1999). Clustering Web Documents: A Phrase-Based Method for Grouping Search Engine Results. PhD Thesis, University of Washington, 1999.
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Blustein W.J. (1999). Hypertext Versions of Journal Articles: Computer-aided linking and realistic human-based evaluation. PhD thesis, University of Western Ontario, April 1999.
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Mladenic D. (1998). Machine Learning on non-homogeneous, distributed text data. PhD Dissertation. University of Ljubljana, October 1998.
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Balabanovic M. (1998). Learning to Surf: Multiagent Systems for Adaptive Web Page Recommendation. PhD Thesis, Stanford University Department of Computer Science. March 1998.
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Spertus E. (1998). ParaSite: Mining the Structural Information on the World-Wide Web. PhD Thesis, Department of EECS, MIT, February 1998.
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Baldonado M.Q.W. (1997) An Interactive, Structure-Mediated Approach to Exploring Information in a Heterogenous, Distributed Environment. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December, 1997.
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Amitay E. (1997). Hypertext - The importance of being different. MSc Dissertation, Edinburgh University, September 1997.
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Gravano L. (1997). Querying multiple document collections across the Internet. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University ,August 1997.
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Kushmerick N. (1997). Wrapper Induction for Information Extraction. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Washington. Technical Report UW-CSE-97-11-04.
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Pitkow J. (1997). Characterizing World Wide Web Ecologies. Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1997.
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Green S.J. (1997). Automatically generating hypertext by computing semantic similarity. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto, 1997.
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Golovchinsky G. (1996). From Information Retrieval to Hypertext, and Back Again: The Role of Interaction in the Information Exploration Interface. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto, November, 1996.
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LaMacchia B.A. (1996). Internet Fish. Ph.D. Thesis, MIT, Cambridge, MA. Also available as AI Technical Report 1579, MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
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Allan J.(1995). Automatic Hypertext Construction. Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, January, 1995.
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