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Method for Transforming Users' Web Browser Event Sequences for Comparison

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123793D
Original Publication Date: 1999-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nakajima, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for transforming a recorded event sequence of Web browser operations into an event sequence suited for comparison with another user's sequence.

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Method for Transforming Users' Web Browser Event Sequences for Comparison

   Disclosed is a method for transforming a recorded event
sequence of Web browser operations into an event sequence suited for
comparison with another user's sequence.

   The method treats a user's Web browser operation data
represented as a sequence of events.  The types of the events
include mouse movement, URL transition, button selection, text input
to a form, window scrolling, and widow sizing.

   Since the method transforms a user's event sequence into
an event sequence with standard page order and standard time, it is
easy to compare a user's operation sequence with one another.  The
method provides the following kinds of transformation:
    (i) Changing page orders of recorded data so that a
        transformed page order coforms to the standard order,
   (ii) Scaling of time of recorded data so that the time spent
        in a page becomes the standard time, and
  (iii) Inserting a page access with no operations into the
        recorded data when he page was not accessed in a user's
        operation and the page was included in a standard
        sequence.

   Figure 1 shows an example of the transformation.  User 1
accessed pages p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, and p7 while User 2 accessed
pages p1, p2, p4, p3, p7, and p8.  The standard page order in this
example is p1, p2, p3, p4, p5, p6, p7, and p8.  Hence, the page
orders of User 1 and User 2 are...