From the reviews:
"This is a textbook about data mining and its application to the Web. … Liu succeeds in helping readers appreciate the key role that data mining and machine learning play in Web applications. … It also motivates the student by adding immediacy and relevance to the concepts and algorithms described. I liked the way the concepts are introduced in a stepwise manner. … I also appreciated the bibliographical notes at the end of each chapter." (W. Hu, ACM Computing Reviews, January, 2009)
This book provides a comprehensive text on Web data mining. Key topics of structure mining, content mining, and usage mining are covered. The book brings together all the essential concepts and algorithms from related areas such as data mining, machine learning, and text processing to form an authoritative and coherent text. The book offers a rich blend of theory and practice. It is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in Web mining. Lecturers can readily use it for classes on data mining, Web mining, and Web search. Internet support with lecture slides and project problems is available online.