Web Filtering Via URL Classification

June 30th, 2010

Companies and network administrators use web filtering capabilities to avoid employees accessing non-productive or objectionable sites.  These are sites that take valuable program resources from your network and at the same time expose you and your system to aversive actions.  This can be everything from fines and lawsuits to hackers, malware, and viruses.  Also, inappropriate […]

Network Administrator By Proxy

June 27th, 2010

Malevolent Internet websites really are a cornerstone of online criminal actions. Consequently, there’s been wide-ranging interest in creating methods to avoid the end user from going to such websites. One answer to this growing concern is automated URL classification. This method uses statistical techniques to uncover the properties of malicious and malware website URLs. These […]

What Can Be Done With URL Categorization?

June 16th, 2010

The Internet is growing at an alarming rate.  Typically, ULR filtering has been traditional with an eye on history and semi permanent classification.  This is beginning to change.  So much more can be done with URL classification today.  Web content can be classified as you go now.  This way you get URL classification that is […]

All Sites Have a URL Address

June 10th, 2010

What do you do with a site that has no text?  If a site has nothing but images, how would you classify this website using traditional methods?  Would a text based classification even recognize the site at all? How do you use anchor text classification on a site that has no anchor text?  If the […]

URL Classification Is Truly Impressive

June 8th, 2010

I cannot tell you how impressed I am with the concept of URL categorization.  The more that I research this topic, the more impressed I become. The idea that classifying a website based solely on its URL is a worthwhile endeavor seems foolish at first hearing.  However, I have seen that not only is this […]

Uniform Resource Locator

June 6th, 2010

Webpage classification is done using a multitude of factors.  The most obvious, of course, is text or content.  The second most obvious is going to have to be the title and tags, followed closely by links and link structure.  There are many other things that can be considered, however.  There are the pages that point at […]

URL Categorization

June 2nd, 2010

Are you the kind of person who has a good deal of DVDs and/or blue ray discs?  Have you ever sat down to organize your movie collection?  When I was a kid I would try to keep my music cassette tapes organized – the first Beastie Boys album was my prized possession.  I started to collect […]