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From: Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro
Date: July 1, 2006
Subject: Web Usage Mining Teaching Materials (Freely available)

I am pleased to announce a set of Web Mining Teaching Modules, with a focus on Web Usage Mining, available at

Teaching modules include

  • Module 1: Introduction to Web Mining
  • Module 2a: Web Server Log
  • Module 2b: Unix tools for web log analysis.
  • Module 3a: Hit Analysis
  • Module 3b: Gawk tools for web log analysis.
  • Module 4a: Visit Analysis; Bot or Not?
  • Module 4b: Perl tools for web log analysis
  • Module 5: Behavior modeling
There are also 4 assignments and a final project focusing on recognition of bots in web server logs in (anonymized) KDnuggets web server log data.

This project is a continuation of the Data Mining Course project,
http://www.kdnuggets.com/data_mining_course/ and was funded by a grant from W. M. Keck Foundation, Los Angeles, CA and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD, as part of Connecticut College Series of Modules in Emerging Fields.

I am grateful to Gary Parker (Connecticut College) for his encouragement and support and to Anand Rajaraman and Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford) for permission to use part of their "Introduction to Web Mining" lecture.

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro

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