Web Behaviormetric User Profiling Concept

  • Peter Géczy
  • Noriaki Izumi
  • Shotaro Akaho
  • Kôiti Hasida
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5183)


We present a concept for building behaviorally centered user profiles. The concept utilizes behavioral analytics of user interactions in web environments. User interactions are temporally segmented into elemental browsing units. The browsing segments permit identification of the essential navigational points as well as higher order abstractions. The profiles incorporate relevant metrics from three major domains: temporal, navigational, and abstractions. Temporal metrics focus on aspects of durations and delays between portions of human interactions. The navigational metrics target the initial, terminal, and single user actions. The abstraction metrics encompass elemental patterns of human browsing behavior and their interconnections. The profiling concept utilizes relatively simple analytic and statistical apparatus. It facilitates computational efficiency and scalability to large user domains.


User Interaction Page View Profile Concept Navigation Point Abstraction Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Géczy
    • 1
  • Noriaki Izumi
    • 1
  • Shotaro Akaho
    • 1
  • Kôiti Hasida
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)Tokyo and TsukubaJapan

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