Bound Volume Number

X

Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-5-2015

Capstone Advisor

Dr. Jae Oh

Honors Reader

Prof. Edmund Yu

Capstone Major

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Capstone College

Engineering and Computer Science

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Sciences and Engineering

Subject Categories

Management Information Systems

Abstract

The web is a collection of interconnected documents and sites. A user will often jump not just from one site to another, but from one site to two or three others. How we explore the web is just as important as what we explore and what we discover as a result. In computer science, graphs are used to represent relationships between entities. By applying this concept to web tracking, graphs can capture the relationships between the sites we visit. We are building GraphTracker to tackle the difficult problem of tracking a user’s web activity. GraphTracker builds a “browsing graph” to track the content a user accesses, and models how the user navigates the web. The browsing graph maps out the web as the user experiences it, to represent the user’s personal browsing habits and interests. GraphTracker provides a valuable data source for modeling and understanding user behavior and makes that data source accessible, while also respecting user privacy.

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