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From User Access Patterns to Dynamic Hypertext Linking

Yan, Tak Woon and Jacobsen, Matthew and Garcia-Molina, Hector and Dayal, Umeshwar (1996) From User Access Patterns to Dynamic Hypertext Linking. Technical Report. Stanford InfoLab.




This paper describes an approach for automatically classifying visitors of a web site according to their access patterns. User access logs are examined to discover clusters of users that exhibit similar information needs; e.g., users that access similar pages. This may result in a better understanding of how users visit the site, and lead to an improved organization of the hypertext documents for navigational convenience. More interestingly, based on what categories an individual user falls into, we can dynamically suggest links for him to navigate. In this paper, we describe the overall design of a system that implements these ideas, and elaborate on the preprocessing, clustering, and dynamic link suggestion tasks. We present some experimental results generated by analyzing the access log of a web site.

Item Type:Techreport (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Previous number = SIDL-WP-1996-0030
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
Projects:Digital Libraries
Related URLs:Project Homepage
ID Code:207
Deposited By:Import Account
Deposited On:28 Oct 2001 16:00
Last Modified:09 Dec 2008 09:57

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