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An Estimation of the Growth of Chinese Web Pages

LI Xiaoming   

  1. Department of Computer Science and Technology, Peking University, Beijing, 100871
  • Received:2002-05-07 Online:2003-05-20 Published:2003-05-20

Abstract: It is presented that a model for estimating number of previously existing web pages in terms of last-modify-time attribute of HTTP response header. In particular, this model has been used to estimate the growth of Chinese web pages since 1995. The result strongly supports the common sense that the Web is exponentially growing in terms of annual statistics.