A Roadmap for Web Mining: From Web to Semantic Web
Bettina Berendt, Andreas Hotho, Dunja Mladenić, Myra Spiliopoulou and Gerd Stumme
Web Mining: From Web to Semantic Web
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
, Series : Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence , Vol. 3209
(Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence , Vol. 3209).
, Berlin; Heidelberg; New York:Springer
The purpose of Web mining is to develop methods and systems for discovering models
of objects and processes on the World Wide Web and for web-based systems that show
adaptive performance. Web Mining integrates three parent areas: Data Mining (we use
this term here also for the closely related areas of Machine Learning and Knowledge
Discovery), Internet technology and World Wide Web, and for the more recent SemanticWeb.
TheWorldWideWeb has made an enormous amount of information electronically
accessible. The use of email, news and markup languages like HTML allow users
to publish and read documents at a world-wide scale and to communicate via chat connections,
including information in the form of images and voice records. The HTTP
protocol that enables access to documents over the network via Web browsers created
an immense improvement in communication and access to information. For some years
these possibilities were used mostly in the scientific world but recent years have seen
an immense growth in popularity, supported by the wide availability of computers and
broadband communication. The use of the internet for other tasks than finding information
and direct communication is increasing, as can be seen from the interest in
“e-activities” such as e-commerce, e-learning, e-government, e-science.