Web multiform data structuring

  • J. Darmont
  • O. Boussaid
  • F. Bentayeb
  • S. Rabaseda
  • Y. Zellouf
Part of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Series book series (MMSA, volume 22)


In the context of e-commerce, analyzing the behavior of a customer, a product, or a company consists in monitoring one or several activities (commercial or medical pursuits, patent deposits, etc.). The objective of multidimensional analysis, particularly OLAP (On-Line Analytical Processing), is to analyze such activities under the form of numerical data. The information is summarized and can be presented as relevant information (i.e., knowledge) allowing to couple OLAP with other analysis tools such as KDD (Knowledge Discovery in Databases) techniques (namely, data mining), whose objectives include understanding and predicting the behavior of one or several activities. Hence, the scope of analysis can be extended.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Darmont
    • 1
  • O. Boussaid
    • 1
  • F. Bentayeb
    • 1
  • S. Rabaseda
    • 1
  • Y. Zellouf
    • 1
  1. 1.ERICUniversité Lumière Lyon 2France

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