Part I has described various supporting technologies. These include the
Web and E-commerce, Web database systems, data mining, information
retrieval, information management, and the semantic Web.
In Part II we will see how these technologies relate to Web mining. For
example, the databases on the Web have to be mined. Furthermore, search
engines have incorporated mining techniques. Information management
technologies are needed for Web data mining. Finally, semantic Web mining
is an emerging area.
With this background we are now in a position to explore the relationship
between Web mining and the supporting technologies we have discussed.
This relationship will be explored in Part II. Applications in
counter-terrorism will be the subject of Part III.