The Solution


A common problem with obtaining business information from the internet is that search results retained are tuned towards the needs of the general population rather than the needs of business individuals.

The Business Intelligence Recommender is designed to resolve the needs of these business individuals. The system will use common internet search engines as a base start point, then recursively crawl the html pages for links to other pages. After the pages have been obtained, analysis of the pages is done to calculate a score for a given page, which represents the validity of each page towards a business individual. The scores are then ranked and displayed so the user can access the links.

The Business Intelligence Recommender is conceptualized to be an iterative design with this being the first iteration. For this reason a particular emphasis was placed on modularity and extensibility of the system.