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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ID Code:
12462
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Deposited On:
19 Jun 2008 11:15
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
28 Sep 2020 23:59