As the size of web increases along with number of users, it is very much essential for the website owners to better understand their customers so that they can provide better service, and also enhance the quality of the website. To achieve this they depend on the web access log files. The web access log files can be mined to extract interesting pattern so that the user behaviour can be understood. This paper presents an overview of web usage mining and also provides a survey of the pattern extraction algorithms used for web usage mining.
Pani, S. K.; Panigrahy, L.; Sankar, V.H.; Ratha, Bikram Keshari; Padhi, S.K.; and Mandal, A.K.
"Web Usage Mining: A Survey on Pattern Extraction from Web Logs,"
International Journal of Instrumentation Control and Automation: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijica/vol1/iss1/5