Visualising Web Visitations: a probabilistic approach

Ellis, G. and Dix, Alan (2004) Visualising Web Visitations: a probabilistic approach. In: IV'04, 1900-01-01.

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Abstract

This paper presents a technique, the Quantum Web Field, designed to give an ambient visualisation of the current activity on a web site. It uses the paths of past visitors to the site and a self-organising map to build a diffuse 'probabilistic' mapping of pages to cells in a 2D matrix, where highly traversed page-links tend to be closer to each other. The paths of current visitors appear as intelligible trails giving a sense of purposeful human activity rather than offering detailed analysis. The visualisation is not constrained by either the complexity or the number of pages in the site.

Item Type: Contribution to Conference (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: IV'04
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 12462
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 19 Jun 2008 11:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2019 00:06
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12462

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