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Table 5 Relationship among data warehouses, web data, and some of the most common applications for web site automation

From: A data warehouse to support web site automation

  Data warehouses
  Zaïane et al. Buchner and Bonchi et al. Joshi et al. Hu and Wu et al. Thor et al. Velasquez and Moya et al. Our
  1998 [[29]] Mulvenna 2001 [[22]] 2003 [[25]] Cercone 2004 [[28]] 2005 [[27]] Palade 2008 [[8]] 2011 [[26]] proposal
   1998 [[23]]    2004 [[24]]      
Web data           
Usage × × × × × × × ×   ×
Content   ×      × × × ×
Structure         ×   ×
Applications           
Web personalization/recommendation × × × ×   ×
Categorization/clustering of content        ×
Automatic summarization of content          ×
Extraction of keywords from web pages        ×   ×
Web page ranking           ×
Web caching improvement ×   ×
Clickstream/web logs analysis × × × × × × ×   ×
Analysis of web site topology           ×
Identifying hubs and authorities           ×
Identifying web communities           ×
OLAP analysis of usage × × × × × × ×   ×
OLAP analysis of content          × ×
OLAP analysis of structure           ×
  1. The character ‘ ×’ indicates that the data warehouse is designed for the web data and application. The character ‘ ’ means that it supports the application, even though it has not been designed for this purpose.