Distributions of surfers' paths through the World Wide Web: Empirical characterizations

@article{Pirolli2004DistributionsOS,
  title={Distributions of surfers' paths through the World Wide Web: Empirical characterizations},
  author={P. Pirolli and J. Pitkow},
  journal={World Wide Web},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={29-45}
}
Surfing the World Wide Web (WWW) involves traversing hyperlink connections among documents. The ability to predict surfing patterns could solve many problems facing producers and consumers of WWW content. We analyzed WWW server logs for a WWW site, collected over ten days, to compare different path reconstruction methods and to investigate how past surfing behavior predicts future surfing choices. Since log files do not explicitly contain user paths, various methods have evolved to reconstruct… Expand
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