Date Added: Jul 2012
With the exponential growth of information in online, the World Wide Web (WWW) is a fruitful area of data mining. Mining data over the web using different tools and technologies of data mining is termed as web mining. Web mining could be used to solve the information overload problems directly or indirectly. This paper provides a brief overview both in terms of technologies and applications and outlines key future research directions. The popularity of World Wide Web (WWW) has made it a fertile ground for dissipating information. Due to the properties of huge, diverse and dynamic and unstructured nature of web data, web data research has encountered a lot of challenges for data mining principles, or web mining.