Analyzing Log Files using Data-Mining
|Published in:||Issue 2, (Vol. 2) / 2008|
|Abstract.||Information systems (i.e. servers, applications and communication devices) create a large amount of monitoring data that are saved as log files. For analyzing them, a data-mining approach is helpful. This article presents the steps which are necessary for creating an 'analyzing instrument', based on an open source software called Waikato Environment for Knowledge Analysis (Weka) . For exemplification, a system log file created by a Windows-based operating system, is used as input file.|
|Keywords:||Data-mining, Log Analyzing, Log Files, Weka|
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