Evaluating Web Site Structure Based on Navigation Profiles and Site Topology

  • Alberto Simões
  • Anália Lourenço
  • José João Almeida
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 206)


This work aims at pointing out the benefits of a topology-oriented wide scope, but differentiated, profile analysis. The goal was to conciliate advanced common website usage profiling techniques with the analysis of the website’s topology information, outputting valuable knowledge in an intuitive and comprehensible way. Server load balancing, crawler activity evaluation and Web site restructuring are the primary analysis concerns and, in this regard, experiments over six month data of a real-world Web site were considered successful.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alberto Simões
    • 1
  • Anália Lourenço
    • 2
  • José João Almeida
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos HumanísticosUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de Eng. BiológicaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal
  3. 3.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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