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Content quilting refers to a method of in-page web filtering where content is inspected in real-time, inappropriate text, link, or image elements are removed and the page is restructured into a cohesive whole for delivery to the end user. The term likens the page restructuring process to the sewing method quilting, in which multiple layers or pieces of material are joined together to make something more substantial.
Content quilting attempts to offer a solution to the issues of over-blocking and under-blocking of content often encountered with URL- or category-based filtering methodologies. By taking the approach of analyzing the content elements within the page rather than trying to generalize the page content to conform to categorization, more content can be delivered to the end user while still accurately blocking the inappropriate page content.
Inspecting both known and unknown web pages, content quilting is able to deliver filtering protection for web pages with dynamic content and provide first-pass inspection of new web content unknown to the system database that would otherwise be viewed by the user entirely unfiltered or blocked, depending on the chosen policy of the network administrator. It also provides a solution for users looking to use search engines where safe search is not available, including the search functions within commercial websites.
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