Computer Science Technical Reports
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Digital Library logging using XML

Panchanathan, Ganesh (2003) Digital Library logging using XML. Technical Report TR-03-17, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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This project explores the various ways in which relevant statistics can be extracted from digital library logs collected in XML. A set of potential statistics that can be used for performing clickstream analysis are listed. Clickstream analysis deals with the path taken by the user when he/she is using the digital library site. This project also involves visualization of the statistics collected. Visualizations are an intuitive way to represent raw data and they can help in gaining more insight into the statistics. The target digital library was CITIDEL and the XML logs collected from this digital library were used in the project. We also designed and developed a prototype for collection of statistics and visualizing them. Implementation of the tools was done using Java and PHP. JpGraph was used for building visualizations in PHP.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:digital libray, logging, log analysis
Subjects:Computer Science > Digital Libraries
ID Code:663
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:25 August 2005