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Web usage mining is the application of data mining techniques to discover usage patterns from Web data, in order to understand and better serve the needs of Web-based applications. Web usage mining consists of three phases, namely <i>preprocessing, pattern discovery</i>, and <i>pattern analysis</i>. This paper describes each of these phases in detail. Given(More)
The World Wide Web (WWW) continues to grow at an astounding rate in both the sheer volume of traac and the size and complexity of Web sites. The complexity of tasks such as Web site design, Web server design, and of simply navigating through a Web site have increased along with this growth. An important input to these design tasks is the analysis of how a(More)
T he ease and speed with which business transactions can be carried out over the Web have been a key driving force in the rapid growth of e-commerce. The ability to track user browsing behavior down to individual mouse clicks has brought the vendor and end customer closer than ever before. It is now possible for vendors to personalize their product messages(More)
Application of data mining techniques to the World Wide Web, referred to as Web mining, has been the focus of several recent research projects and papers. However, there is n o established vocabulary, leading to confusion when comparing research efforts. The t e r m W e b mining has been used in two distinct ways. T h e first, called Web content mining in(More)
The discipline of Web Usage Mining has grown rapidly in the past few years, despite the crash of the e-commerce boom of the late 1990s. Web Usage Mining is the application of data mining techniques to Web clickstream data in order to extract usage patterns. Yet, with all of the resources put into the problem, claims of success have been limited and are(More)
Web Usage Mining is the application of data mining techniques to large Web data repositories in order to extract usage patterns. As with many data mining application domains, the identiication of patterns that are considered interesting is a problem that must be solved in addition to simply generating them. A necessary step in identifying interesting(More)
Creating innovative interactive multimedia presentations requires a great deal of time, skill, and effort. We have developed a multimedia synchronization toolkit, called Nsync (pronounced 'in-sync'), to address the complicated issues inherent in designing flexible, interactive multimedia presentations. The toolkit consists of two major components, a(More)
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