Applying Triadic FCA in Studying Web Usage Behaviors

  • Sanda Dragoş
  • Diana Haliţă
  • Christian Săcărea
  • Diana Troancă
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8793)


Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) is well known for its features addressing Knowledge Processing and Knowledge Representation as well as offering a reasoning support for understanding the structure of large collections of information and knowledge. This paper aims to introduce a triadic approach to the study of web usage behavior. User dynamics is captured in logs, containing a large variety of data. These logs are then studied using Triadic FCA, the knowledge content being expressed as a collection of triconcepts. Temporal aspects of web usage behavior are considered as conditions in tricontexts, being then expressed as modi in triconcepts. The gained knowledge is then visualized using CIRCOS, a software package for visualizing data and information in a circular layout. This circular layout emphasizes patterns of user dynamics.


Formal Concept Analysis User Dynamic Conceptual Landscape Circular Layout Triadic Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanda Dragoş
    • 1
  • Diana Haliţă
    • 1
  • Christian Săcărea
    • 1
  • Diana Troancă
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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