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A Framework for the Evaluation of Session Reconstruction Heuristics in Web-Usage Analysis

Myra Spiliopoulou, Bamshad Mobasher, Bettina Berendt, Miki Nakagawa
2003 INFORMS journal on computing  
In this study, we evaluate the performance of heuristics employed to reconstruct sessions from the server log data.  ...  We have tested our framework on the Web server data of a frame-based Web site.  ...  SPILIOPOULOU, MOBASHER, BERENDT, AND NAKAGAWA A Framework for the Evaluation of Session Reconstruction Heuristics in Web-Usage Analysis Reconstructed Sessions in the Test Web Site For our experiments  ... 
doi:10.1287/ijoc.15.2.171.14445 fatcat:opkvz5sq5ngxfmaygi7bkri5ia

The reconstruction of user sessions from a server log using improved time-oriented heuristics

J. Zhang, A.A. Ghorbani
2004 Proceedings. Second Annual Conference on Communication Networks and Services Research, 2004.  
This paper describes improved statistical-based timeoriented heuristics for the reconstruction of user sessions from a server log. Comparative analysis are carried out using two similarity measures.  ...  Web usage mining plays an important role in the personalization of Web services, adaptation of Web sites, and the improvement of Web server performance.  ...  Conclusion and Future Work Session reconstruction reconstructs Web usage data into user sessions. Two time-oriented heuristics, Fh1 and Fh2, are commonly used for session reconstruction.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dnsr.2004.1344744 dblp:conf/cnsr/ZhangG04 fatcat:mjdoyvqkknawbmuoxyhqqd3diu

WEBKDD 2002

Brij M. Masand, Myra Spiliopoulou, Jaideep Srivastava, Osmar R. Zaiane
2002 SIGKDD Explorations  
In this paper, we provide a summary of the WEBKDD 2002 workshop, whose theme was 'Web Mining for Usage Patterns and Profiles'.  ...  This workshop was held in conjunction with the ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD-2002).  ...  Finally, in "The Impact of Site Structure and User Environment on Session Reconstruction in Web Usage Analysis", Berendt, Mobasher, Nakagawa, Spiliopoulou present a framework for evaluating session reconstruction  ... 
doi:10.1145/772862.772888 fatcat:cni7phqrujhrnjxsjucosynezm

Smart Miner

Murat Ali Bayir, Ismail Hakki Toroslu, Ahmet Cosar, Guven Fidan
2009 Proceedings of the 18th international conference on World wide web - WWW '09  
In this paper, we propose a novel framework called Smart-Miner for web usage mining problem which uses link information for producing accurate user sessions and frequent navigation patterns.  ...  Unlike the simple session concepts in the time and navigation based approaches, where sessions are sequences of web pages requested from the server or viewed in the browser, Smart Miner sessions are set  ...  Then, we can evaluate how successful that heuristic was in reconstructing the known sessions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1526709.1526732 dblp:conf/www/BayirTCF09 fatcat:xtugkexzlbbtnaglv4cdn5jf4q

The Impact of Site Structure and User Environment on Session Reconstruction in Web Usage Analysis [chapter]

Bettina Berendt, Bamshad Mobasher, Miki Nakagawa, Myra Spiliopoulou
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The analysis of user behavior on the Web presupposes a reliable reconstruction of the users' navigational activities.  ...  We also present first results on the impact of session reconstruction heuristics on predictive applications such as Web personalization.  ...  In Web usage analysis, these data are the sessions of the site visitors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39663-5_10 fatcat:gnwzvysgofbadegaxx554o37d4

Addressing Users' Privacy Concerns for Improving Personalization Quality: Towards an Integration of User Studies and Algorithm Evaluation [chapter]

Bettina Berendt, Maximilian Teltzrow
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we argue for a tighter integration of the HCI and computational issues involved in these questions.  ...  Based on this, we outline a research agenda for future evaluation studies and user agent design.  ...  In particular, most Web usage mining analyses regard sessions (also known as visits) as their basic unit of analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11577935_4 fatcat:zalf3rmr6nbc5petriug6yo4fu

A Survey on Preprocessing Methods for Web Usage Data [article]

V.Chitraa, Dr. Antony Selvdoss Davamani
2010 arXiv   pre-print
Because of the tremendous usage of web, the web log files are growing at a faster rate and the size is becoming huge. Web data mining is the application of data mining techniques in web data.  ...  World Wide Web is a huge repository of web pages and links. It provides abundance of information for the Internet users.  ...  The quality of a website can be evaluated by analyzing user accesses of the website. To know the quality of a web site user accesses are to be evaluated by web usage mining.  ... 
arXiv:1004.1257v1 fatcat:gb4t6wadavfyzibqlejsm6bv64

Influence of ratio of auxiliary pages on the pre-processing phase of web usage mining

Milan Turčáni, Mikuláš Gangur, Ľubomír Benko, Michal Munk
2015 E & M Ekonomie a Management  
Web usage mining is engaged in data mining of web server log fi le and it analyzes the user´s behavior on the web site.  ...  The fi rst step of web usage mining process is data pre-processing obtained from a web log fi le. Data pre-processing is an important part of web usage mining.  ...  The essential steps of pre-processing of web usage data for knowledge discovery are data cleaning, web user identifi cation, session identifi cation and the reconstruction of activities of a web visitor  ... 
doi:10.15240/tul/001/2015-3-013 fatcat:wuocpxlfaratfpol5vew6cwxba

A web usage mining framework for business intelligence

Sonal Tiwari, Deepti Razdan, Prashant Richariya, Shivkumar Tomar
2011 2011 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Communication Software and Networks  
We propose a new framework based on web mining technology. Web mining attempts to determine useful knowledge from secondary data obtained from the interactions of the users with the web.  ...  In this paper, we introduce a web mining solution to business intelligence to discover hidden patterns and business strategies from their customer and web data.  ...  The preprocessing comprises of (a) the data cleaning, (b) the identification and the reconstruction of users" sessions, and (c) the data formatting.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccsn.2011.6014995 fatcat:dblff7j3a5fc3lcjzea5togi2q

Mining interesting knowledge from weblogs: a survey

Federico Michele Facca, Pier Luca Lanzi
2005 Data & Knowledge Engineering  
Web Usage Mining is that area of Web Mining which deals with the extraction of interesting knowledge from logging information produced by Web servers.  ...  In this paper we present a survey of the recent developments in this area that is receiving increasing attention from the Data Mining community.  ...  Acknowledgements This work has been supported by the consortium on discovering knowledge with Inductive Queries (cInQ) [10] , a project funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies arm of the IST Pro  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.datak.2004.08.001 fatcat:4xpuxsslq5agleih3ybrnu6ta4

Web Usage Data Pre-processing [chapter]

Gaston L'Huillier, Juan D. Velásquez
2013 Studies in Computational Intelligence  
Understanding the whole life of a user within a session in a Web site and the path that was pursued involves advanced data modeling and a set of assumptions which are modified every day, as new ways to  ...  Our usage can be represented by different sources of data, for which different collection strategies must be considered, as well as the merging and cleaning techniques for Web usage data.  ...  This work has been partially supported by the Chilean Millennium Institute of Complex Engineering Systems (ICM: P-05-004-F, CONICYT: FBO16).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33326-2_2 fatcat:ntvzthezjza5dhbbkh3u27qpvq

Domain Specific Approach For Weblog Mining

Deotale*, Kalyani, Ms. Sonal Honale
2016 Zenodo  
A session is a sequence of activities made by one user during one visit to the site.There is a method in which is based on total session time and another method is based on single page stay time.  ...  Due to large amount of incorrect information in the web log, the original log file cannot be directly used .  ...  Reconstruction of accurate user sessions from server access logs is a confronting task and time oriented heuristics with a time limit of 30 minutes is followed.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.47563 fatcat:f26oqczmxbhubf2pjkgoo6nkdy

Analysis of Users' Web Navigation Behavior using GRPA with Variable Length Markov Chains

Ch Bindu Madhuri, J Anand Chandulal, K Ramya, M Phanidra
2011 International Journal of Data Mining & Knowledge Management Process  
prediction model for better Web Usage mining Applications.  ...  In the previous work, we had proposed a method, Grey Relational Pattern Analysis using Markov chains, which involves to discovering the meaningful patterns and relationships from a large collection of  ...  In [26] the authors present a study to evaluate heuristics to reconstruct sessions from server log data, known as sessionising.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijdkp.2011.1201 fatcat:umeb62n2kjdmjeqeq5onpy62ma

A New Web Usage Mining Approach for Website Recommendations Using Concept Hierarchy and Website Graph

T. Vijaya Kumar, H. S. Guruprasad, Bharath Kumar K. M., Irfan Baig, Kiran Babu S.
2014 International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering  
In this paper, we have considered the server log files of the Website www.enggresources.com for overall study and analysis.  ...  Of late, the rapid growth of the use of Internet has made automatic knowledge extraction from server log files a necessity. Analysis of server log data can provide significant and useful information.  ...  Pattern Analysis Pattern analysis is final stage of web usage mining, which is a descriptive method used to analyze the data such as web usage and customer behaviors.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijcee.2014.v6.796 fatcat:wnqo7evkgbeqdft7ld3pdcjbpi

A Novel Technique for Web Log mining with Better Data Cleaning and Transaction Identification

Vellingiri
2011 Journal of Computer Science  
So there is a rapid development of World Wide Web in its volume of traffic and the size and complexity of web sites.  ...  Sessions are reconstructed and paths are completed by appending missing pages in preprocessing.  ...  Reconstruction of accurate user sessions from server access logs is a challenge task and time oriented heuristics with a time limit of 30 min is followed.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jcssp.2011.683.689 fatcat:dognijmcknfqnmtwhmipynhafq
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