Examining Web User Flows and Behaviours in CLARIN Ecosystem

Go Sugimoto
ACDH-ÖAW, Vienna, Austria

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Ingår i: Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, 18–20 September 2017

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 147:5, s. 46-60

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Publicerad: 2018-05-16

ISBN: 978-91-7685-273-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This article attempts to draw a map of the user flows and behaviours in the multi-layered CLARIN’s web structure by cross-examining the dynamic movements of different types of users within (and outside of) the CLARIN domain. In particular, the user traffic of several web- sites is analysed including the main website, various CLARIN web applications, and the partner websites, as well as the use of single sign-on. Consequently, this project is able to uncover the user interactions in the context of the large web ecosystem rather than those of an each individual website. The evolution of the web traffic over a year reveals a comprehensive overview of the characteristics of the end-users and provides a clue for the next strategic decisions over the CLARIN’s user-oriented services and business sustainability. This preliminary research also proves the potential of web analytics for Business Intelligence for measuring the impact of the aggregation services and research infrastructures in cultural heritage and digital humanities.


Web traffic User flow User behaviour CLARIN main website CLARIN web applications Web analytics Piwik


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