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NIST Web Metrics Directory Structure
The software relies on the setting of certain symbolic names to locate key directories. This may be done with a command such as:
setenv WEBLOG_DATA /home/joe/WebMetrics/WebLogsThere are four names to be set; note that these should be set to absolute pathnames, not relative, so that they are valid no matter from where within the directory structure they are invoked.
Here is the entire process that a usability engineer (UE) could undertake and the parts of the directory structure that are involved in each step. For the purposes of this example, assume the website is named "site-2b-tested", the user session is named "sally", and the tasks are named "browse-store" and "buy-sweater". Note that most of this is done automatically; the purpose here is to show how the various pieces of the Web Metrics system fit together.
Comments [in brackets] explain the purpose of the various sub-directories. Names that appear between $Dollar-signs$ are variables, the others are literal.