Recent Question/Assignment

Written Projects: involve doing an in depth study, survey, or evaluation of one or more topics related to Web Mining
A survey paper examining the use of specific data mining techniques in one or more application areas related to the Web;
? A Survey paper is NOT a summary of several papers, you need to have your own input!!! Such as
? Your opinion is for/against some author’s results.
Examples of Written Project
Ideas (Type I)
? Web content mining: a study of various techniques to mine information and patterns from semi-structured such as text, or Web documents. Examples include extraction of specific types of information from specific
sites, the use of XML and extraction of -meta-data- from Web pages, Web data warehousing, etc.
? Web Usage Mining: application of data mining techniques to Web usage data (e.g., navigational patterns, demographic data, etc.) to discover useful knowledge (e.g, for e-commerce, user profiling, Web personalization, etc.).
Examples of Written Project
Ideas (cont.)
? Web Data Warehousing: detailed study of data warehouses and datamarts, and their use, along with various data mining techniques for decision support and gaining business intelligence in ecommerce.
? Recommender Systems and User Profiling: A comparative study of various techniques in data mining and collaborative filtering to learn user
profiles and predict future user behavior.
? Web Data Mining for E-Commerce: a study of issues, techniques, and an evaluation of available tools to extract useful knowledge from e-commerce transaction data.
? Web Information Agents: a study of the use of client-side (or sever-side) agents on the Web that assist users in filtering information and in browsing or searching tasks on the Web.
Finally submit your term report
? 10-12 pages in length, including references, tables,
figures.
? Use the APA format, here is a guideline
General APA Guidelines
Your essay should be typed and double-spaced on standard-sized paper (8.5- x 11-), with 1- margins on all sides. You should use a clear font that is highly readable. APA recommends using 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
Include a page header (also known as the -running head-) at the top of every page. To create a page header/running head, insert page numbers flush right. Then type -TITLE OF YOUR PAPER- in the header flush left using all capital letters. The running head is a shortened version of your paper's title and cannot exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation.
Major Paper Sections
Your essay should include four major sections: the Title Page, Abstract, Main Body, and References.
Title Page
The title page should contain the title of the paper, the author's name, and the institutional affiliation. Include the page header (described above) flush left with the page number flush right at the top of the page. Please note that on the title page, your page header/running head should look like this:
Running head: TITLE OF YOUR PAPER
Pages after the title page should have a running head that looks like this:
TITLE OF YOUR PAPER
After consulting with publication specialists at the APA, OWL staff learned that the APA 6th edition, first printing sample papers have incorrect examples of running heads on pages after the title page. This link will take you to the APA site where you can find a complete list of all the errors in the APA's 6th edition style guide.
Type your title in upper and lowercase letters centered in the upper half of the page. APA recommends that your title be no more than 12 words in length and that it should not contain abbreviations or words that serve no purpose. Your title may take up one or two lines. All text on the title page, and throughout your paper, should be double-spaced.
Beneath the title, type the author's name: first name, middle initial(s), and last name. Do not use titles (Dr.) or degrees (PhD).
Beneath the author's name, type the institutional affiliation, which should indicate the location where the author(s) conducted the research.

APA Title Page
Abstract
Begin a new page. Your abstract page should already include the page header (described above). On the first line of the abstract page, center the word “Abstract” (no bold, formatting, italics, underlining, or quotation marks).
Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your research. (Do not indent.) Your abstract should contain at least your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. You may also include possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with your findings. Your abstract should be a single paragraph, double-spaced. Your abstract should be between 150 and 250 words.
You may also want to list keywords from your paper in your abstract. To do this, indent as you would if you were starting a new paragraph, type Keywords: (italicized), and then list your keywords. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases.

APA Abstract Page
Please see our Sample APA Paper resource to see an example of an APA paper. You may also visit our Additional Resources page for more examples of APA papers.
How to Cite the Purdue OWL in APA
Individual Resources
The page template for the new OWL site does not include contributors' names or the page's last edited date. However, select pages, like the Citation Style Chart, still include this information.
In the absence of contributor/edit date information, treat the page as a source with a group author:
Purdue Online Writing Lab. Title of resource. Retrieved from http://Web address for OWL resource
Purdue Online Writing Lab. General Writing FAQs. Retrieved from https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/general_writing_faqs.html
The generic APA citation for OWL pages, which includes author/edit date information, is this:
Contributors' names (Last edited date). Title of resource. Retrieved from http://Web address for OWL resource
Paiz, J., Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M.,…Keck, R. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Grading Policy
? The accuracy of its science content – 20%
? The logic of its arguments – 20%
? The depth of the paper (for example,
summarizing isn’t an in-depth study). – 20%
? The creativity of the paper (new finding,
unique point of view) – 30%
? Its organization, style, correct use of English, and
coherence of thought. -10%

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