Paper title:

Analyzing Log Files using Data-Mining

Published in: Issue 2, (Vol. 2) / 2008
Pages: 32-34
Author(s): Mihut Marius
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) [1]. 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

1. Ian H. Witten and Eibe Frank, Data Mining: Practical machine learning tools and techniques, 2nd Edition, Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, 2005.

2. library/ms175595. aspx.


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