Anonymous P2P web browse history sharing for web page recommendation

Makoto Iguchi*, Shigeki Goto

*Corresponding author for this work

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    This paper proposes a new method for realizing the web page recommendation system by sharing users' web browse history on an anonymous P2P network. Our scheme creates a user profile, a summary of the user's web browse trends, by analyzing the contents of the web pages browsed. The scheme then provides a P2P network to exchange web browse histories so as to create mutual web page recommendations. The novelty of our method lies in its P2P network formulation; it is formulated in a way so that users having similar user profiles are automatically connected, yet their user profiles are protected from being disclosed to other users. The proposed method intentionally distributes bogus user profiles on the P2P network, while not harming the efficiency of the web browse history sharing process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1343-1353
    Number of pages11
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sept


    • Anonymity
    • Information retrieval
    • P2P network
    • User profile
    • Web

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Software
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Hardware and Architecture
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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