Electronic Resources Validation on the Web Using Analytical Hierarchy Process

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1 Department of Computer Engineering, Siyahkal Branch, Islamic Azad University, Guilan, Iran

2 Department of Computer Engineering, Mehrastan University, Astaneye Ashrafiyeh, Guilan, Iran


Web development goal was information resources sharing between individuals and organizations. While resources is increasing, our processing capacity about a particular subject remains unchanged. Decision making in any field with available information resources on the web has a significant impact on human life. In this paper, an AHP method is proposed which pays attention to the concept of trust dimensions for available information resources credibility evaluation on the web. Our proposed method based on the existing ontology with a semantic search engine extracts various attributes to evaluate the credibility of a resource and assigns a numerical value using experimental evaluation. To confirm the correctness of the proposed method, an experiment has been organized to select a book based on the author's academic degree, author's reputation, publication year, publisher's reputation, organization and structure, price and etc. The feature ranking of mentioned book is performed, and finally, achieved results are expressed.


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