Date Added: Jan 2013
Internet is acting as a major source of data. As the number of web pages continues to grow the web provides the data miners with just the right ingredients for extracting information. In order to cater to this growing need a special term called Web mining was coined. Web mining makes use of data mining techniques and deciphers potentially useful information from web data. Web Usage mining deals with understanding the behavior of users by making use of Web Access Logs that are generated on the server while the user is accessing the website. A Web access log comprises of various entries like the name of the user, his IP address, number of bytes transferred timestamp etc.