Ten Months of Digital Reading: An Exploratory Log Study

  • Pavel Braslavski
  • Vivien Petras
  • Valery Likhosherstov
  • Maria Gäde
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9819)


We address digital reading practices in Russia analyzing 10 months of logging data from a commercial ebook mobile app. We describe the data and focus on three aspects: reading schedule, reading speed, and book abandonment. The exploratory study proves a high potential of the data and proposed approach.


Digital reading Reading behavior User modeling Log analysis 



We thank Bookmate and Samer Fatayri in person for preparing the dataset and granting access.Our study was performed using the computational cluster of the Ural Federal University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Braslavski
    • 1
  • Vivien Petras
    • 2
  • Valery Likhosherstov
    • 1
  • Maria Gäde
    • 2
  1. 1.Ural Federal UniversityYekaterinburgRussia
  2. 2.Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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