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Which Log for Which Information? Gathering Multilingual Data from Different Log File Types

  • Maria Gäde
  • Vivien Petras
  • Juliane Stiller
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6360)

Abstract

In this paper, a comparative analysis of different log file types and their potential for gathering information about user behavior in a multilingual information system is presented. It starts with a discussion of potential questions to be answered in order to form an appropriate view of user needs and requirements in a multilingual information environment and the possibilities of gaining this information from log files. Based on actual examples from the Europeana portal, we compare and contrast different types of log files and the information gleaned from them. We then present the Europeana Clickstream Logger, which logs and gathers extended information on user behavior, and show first examples of the data collection possibilities.

Keywords

User Behavior Query Language Result List Interface Language Query Translation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Gäde
    • 1
  • Vivien Petras
    • 1
  • Juliane Stiller
    • 1
  1. 1.Berlin School of Library and Information ScienceHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

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