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Proceedings 2002 Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2002) (2002)
Nara City, Nara, Japan
Jan. 28, 2002 to Feb. 1, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1447-2
pp: 168
Kazumi Saito , NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
Pat Langley , NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation
ABSTRACT
The World Wide Web is a complex system that changes over time. However, like any dynamic system, we can attempt to understand it in scientific terms and describe regularities in its behavior. To this end, we have collected measurements for a number of Web-related variables, including the daily changes in Web pages. To the resulting data, we have applied RF6, an algorithm that discovers descriptive laws in the form of polynomial expressions that hold under conditions on nominal variables. Applying this technique to the collected data has produced some initial laws of Web dynamics that encourage further research along these lines.
INDEX TERMS
Internet based data engineering, Web dynamics, computational discovery, empirical law, neural networks
CITATION

K. Saito and P. Langley, "Discovering Empirical Laws of Web Dynamics," Proceedings 2002 Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2002)(SAINT), Nara City, Nara, Japan, 2002, pp. 168.
doi:10.1109/SAINT.2002.994474
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