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Learning and Predicting Key Web Navigation Patterns Using Bayesian Models

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Learning and Predicting Key Web Navigation Patterns Using Bayesian Models
Abstract. The accurate prediction of Web navigation patterns has immense commercial value as the Web evolves into a primary medium for marketing and sales for many businesses. Often these predictions are based on complex temporal models of users’ behavior learned from historical data. Such an approach, however, is not readily understandable by business people and hence less likely to be used. In this paper, we consider several key and practical Web navigation patterns and present Bayesian models for their learning and prediction. The navigation patterns considered include pages (or page categories) visited in first N positions, type of visit (short or long), and rank of page categories visited in first N positions. The patterns are learned and predicted for specific users, time slots, and user-time slot combinations. We employ Bayes rule and Markov chain in our learning and prediction models. The focus is on accuracy and simplicity rather than modeling the complex Web user behavio...
Malik Tahir Hassan, Khurum Nazir Junejo, Asim Kari
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Updated 20 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICCSA
Authors Malik Tahir Hassan, Khurum Nazir Junejo, Asim Karim
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