Authors: Andrzej Sieminski
Addresses: Institute for Applied Informatics, Technical University of Wroclaw, Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27, 53-370 Wroclaw, Poland
Abstract: The sole aim of the prefetching of WWW objects is to shorten the Time To Display (TTD) of web pages. The paper indicates that user oriented prefetching has a great potential. The paper discuses the pros and cons of exploiting the browser buffer as a data-mining source. Despite its limitations, the buffer is a valuable source of data about the user navigational habits and the properties of fragment of the WWW that he or she visits. Such data is difficult to obtain or even not available from other sources. The extracted data could be used for the design of user oriented prefetching.
Keywords: internet; web usage; browser cache; latency; link text diversity; object prefetching; local buffer data; WWW objects; time to display; web pages; data mining.
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 2008 Vol.2 No.3, pp.320 - 335
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