Date Added: Apr 2012
World Wide Web has changing into one amongst the foremost comprehensive data resources. It most likely, if not perpetually, covers the data requirement for any user. However the net demonstrates several radical variations to traditional information containers such as databases in schema, volume, topic coherence etc. Web mining techniques could be applied to fully use web information in an effective and efficient manner, partially or completely. However, mining techniques are not the only tools to use web information efficiently but the mining techniques are the best solution. In this paper, the authors study Web mining, Web mining categories and overview of various research issues and development efforts in web mining.