An Investigation of User Behavior in Educational Platforms Using Temporal Concept Analysis

  • Sanda-Maria DragoşEmail author
  • Christian Săcărea
  • Diana-Florina Şotropa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10308)


In this paper, we focus on the problem of investigating user behavior using conceptual structures distilled from weblogs of an educational e-platform. We define a set of so-called attractors as sets of scales in conceptual time systems and compute user life tracks in order to highlight different types of behaviors. These life tracks can give valuable feedback to the instructor how his students are using the online educational resources, analyzing their behavior and extracting as much knowledge as possible from the log access files. This might also be helpful to analyze the usability of the online educational content, eventually for improving the structure of the platform and to develop new educational instruments.


Life tracks Temporal Concept Analysis Web logs analysis Conceptual structures User behavior Attractors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanda-Maria Dragoş
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christian Săcărea
    • 1
  • Diana-Florina Şotropa
    • 1
  1. 1.Babeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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