Date Added: Jun 2012
World Wide Web is a monolithic repository of web pages that provides the Internet users with heaps of information. With the growth in number and complexity of Websites, the size of web has become massively large. Web Usage Mining is a division of web mining that involves application of mining techniques to web server logs in order to extract the behavior of users. A Web Usage Mining process comprises of three phases: data preprocessing, patterns discovery and pattern analysis. Data preprocessing tasks are carried out former to the application of mining algorithms. Preprocessing enables to translate the unprocessed data which is composed from server log files into constructive data abstraction.