Document Type: Research/Original/Regular Article
Department of Computer Engineering, Sari Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sari, Iran.
World Wide Web is growing at a very fast pace and makes a lot of information available to the public. Search engines used conventional methods to retrieve information on the Web; however, the search results of these engines are still able to be refined and their accuracy is not high enough. One of the methods for web mining is evolutionary algorithms which search according to the user interests. The proposed method based on genetic algorithm optimizes important relationships among links on web pages and also presented a way for classifying web documents. Likewise, the proposed method also finds the best pages among searched ones by engines. Also, it calculates the quality of pages by web page features independently or dependently. The proposed algorithm is complementary to the search engines. In the proposed methods, after implementation of the genetic algorithm using MATLAB 2013 with crossover rate of 0.7 and mutation rate of 0.05, the best and the most similar pages are presented to the user. The optimal solutions remained fixed in several running of the proposed algorithm.