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The work reported in this paper is part of our ongoing research effort to develop adaptive web sites and increase their degree of automation. We list our main contributions below:
- We motivated the notion of adaptive web sites and analyzed
the design space for such sites, locating previous work in that space.
- To demonstrate the feasibility of non-trivial adaptations, we
presented a case study in the domain of synthesizing new index
pages. We identified a key subproblem that is amenable to an
- Next, we presented the fully-implemented PageGather algorithm for
discovering candidate index page contents based on visitor access patterns
extracted from web server logs.
- We experimentally compared PageGather's output with the frequent
sets discovered by the Apriori data mining algorithm and with
human-authored index pages.
Finally, we identified the generation of complete and pure index pages as a key next step in the automation of index page synthesis. Index page synthesis itself is a step towards the long-term goal of change in view: adaptive sites that automatically suggest alternative organizations of their contents based on visitor access patterns.
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