Hyperlink Structure Inspired by Web Usage

Hyperlink Structure Inspired by Web Usage

Pawan Lingras (Saint Mary’s University, Canada) and Rucha Lingras (Saint Mary’s University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-982-3.ch108

Abstract

This chapter describes how Web usage patterns can be used to improve the navigational structure of a Web site. The discussion begins with an illustration of visualization tools that study aggregate and individual link traversals. The use of data mining techniques such as classification, association, and sequence analysis to discover knowledge about Web usage, such as navigational patterns, is also discussed. Finally, a graph theoretic algorithm to create an optimal navigational hyperlink structure, based on known navigation patterns, is presented. The discussion is supported by analysis of realworld datasets.

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