A poisson model for user accesses to Web pages

Gunduz S., Ozsu M.

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES - ISCIS 2003, vol.2869, pp.332-339, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2869
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-540-39737-3_42
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Compendex, EMBASE, MathSciNet, Philosopher's Index, zbMATH
  • Page Numbers: pp.332-339
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Predicting the next request of a user as she visits Web pages has gained importance as Web-based activity increases. There are a number of different approaches to prediction. This paper concentrates on the discovery and modelling of the user's aggregate interest in a session. This approach relies on the premise that the visiting time of a page is an indicator of the user's interest in that page. Even the same person may have different desires at different times. Although the approach does not use the sequential patterns of transactions, experimental evaluation shows that the approach is quite effective in capturing a Web user's access pattern. The model has an advantage over previous proposals in terms of speed and memory usage.