Using Entropy in Web Usage Data Preprocessing
AbstractThe paper is focused on an examination of the use of entropy in the field of web usage mining. Entropy creates an alternative possibility of determining the ratio of auxiliary pages in the session identification using the Reference Length method. The experiment was conducted on two different web portals. The first log file was obtained from a course of virtual learning environment web portal. The second log file was received from the web portal with anonymous access. A comparison of the results of entropy estimation of the ratio of auxiliary pages and a sitemap estimation of the ratio of auxiliary pages showed that in the case of sitemap abundance, entropy could be a full-valued substitution for the estimate of the ratio of auxiliary pages. View Full-Text
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Munk, M.; Benko, L. Using Entropy in Web Usage Data Preprocessing. Entropy 2018, 20, 67.
Munk M, Benko L. Using Entropy in Web Usage Data Preprocessing. Entropy. 2018; 20(1):67.Chicago/Turabian Style
Munk, Michal; Benko, Lubomir. 2018. "Using Entropy in Web Usage Data Preprocessing." Entropy 20, no. 1: 67.
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