Longitudinal Analytics on Web Archive Data: It's About Time!
Organizations like the Internet Archive have been capturing Web contents over decades, building up huge repositories of time-versioned pages. The timestamp annotations and the sheer volume of multi-modal content constitutes a gold mine for analysts of all sorts, across different application areas, from political analysts and marketing agencies to academic researchers and product developers. In contrast to traditional data analytics on click logs, the focus is on longitudinal studies over very long horizons. This longitudinal aspect affects and concerns all data and metadata, from the content itself, to the indices and the statistical metadata maintained for it.