MIS 510 Web Mining Projects: Business Web Mining Using Amazon, eBay, and Google


Amazon, eBay and Google are opening up their billion-dollar data troves through selected system Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Thanks to the emergence in recent years of new software standards known collectively as Web Services, web sites can swap functions, features, and data with one another like never before, all in a highly automated fashion. Increasingly, Amazon, eBay, and Google are behaving like competing software platforms that can be programmed as easily as the operating system on your PC. The rise of open data and Web Services goes even further, holding out the promise of automating the links between online businesses.

Project Requirements

Your group project will be about “Business Web Mining Using Amazon, eBay, and Google.” Each project team will consist of three members of diverse skills, who will participate in the design, coding, implementation, analysis, and maintenance of a prototype web-based business. You will be using your own machine or a Hoffman E-Commerce Lab machine as server. You are required to create a web business, with a complete web site and business functionalities for specific customers using one of the three e-commerce APIs (Amazon, eBay or Google). You need to present a strong business case and design attractive system features. Your project will be judged based on its system functionalities, novelty, and business feasibility.

Lab sessions will be provided to assist you in this effort. Each team member will be requested to participate in all aspects of the project. At the end of the semester, each group will present their work in actual demos and presentations in the last week of the semester (and before the Final Exam week). Each group will be rated by the instructor and other groups during presentation and each team member will be rated by other members in the same team. Your final report should detail the role and actual contribution of each team member.

APIs of Amazon, eBay, and Google

Related Lecture Materials

Lab Session Materials

Sample Projects from Previous Semesters

2014 Spring - Session I

  1. RIP    [Slides]      [Report]
  2. Z.O.N.E    [Slides]      [Report]
  3. TechFit    [Slides]      [Report]
  4. Track & Save Electricity    [Slides]      [Report]
  5. IoTrendz    [Slides]      [Report]
  6. BetStrikerz    [Slides]      [Report]
  7. DejaView    [Slides]      [Report]
  8. Stylopedia    [Slides]      [Report]
  9. Watch Your Back    [Slides]      [Report]
  10. CARE    [Slides]      [Report]
  11. Seal the Deal    [Slides]      [Report]
  12. Share This Deal    [Slides]      [Report]
  13. Firebird Genius    [Slides]      [Report]
  14. Never Off Guard    [Slides]      [Report]

2014 Spring - Session 2

  1. GameSmart     [Slides]     [Report]
  2. StartupEDU     [Slides]     [Report]
  3. Backpacker's India     [Slides]     [Report]
  4. Curb Human Trafficking     [Slides]     [Report]
  5. BIZZLOC     [Slides]     [Report]
  6. Musicology     [Slides]     [Report]
  7. Party Safe     [Slides]     [Report]
  8. Meet Your Food     [Slides]     [Report]
  9. StudentXpress     [Slides]     [Report]
  10. Mooc Central     [Slides]     [Report]


Earlier projects are provided as .zip files:

2012 Spring, Session  1 [zip file]

The zip file for Session 1 of the 2012 Spring includes reports for the following projects; each project may include a variety of file formats, such as Word documents, PowerPoint slides, ASP, and PDF files. Note that the ASP files, if included, are not essential; they can be generally opened with Internet Explorer (IE). As a sample, the first project listed is available in unzipped form:

  1. AZRegionalTrend    [Slides]    [Report]
  2. DiabeatUs
  3. EatRight
  4. Gemstones
  5. HealthMiners
  6. HealthAsthma
  7. iScream
  8. OrganiCook
  9. PersonalInvestment
  10. RoadTrip
  11. VoiceOfNature
  12. WreckDivers
  13. XTravel

2012 Spring, Session 2 [zip file]

The zip file for Session 2 of the 2012 Spring includes reports for the following projects; each project includes a variety of file formats, such as Word documents, PowerPoint slides, ASP, and PDF files. Note that ASP files can generally be opened with Internet Explorer (IE). 

  1. BikersParadise
  2. FloralFarms
  3. GamerzLykMe
  4. GeoNews
  5. HelpMeAZ
  6. HikeADay
  7. iRace
  8. MobileAppPortal
  9. SeeMeSocial
  10. WhatsCooking
  11. YogaWorld

2010 Spring, Session I [zip file]

  1. BetSmart
  2. iBollywood
  3. iRelocate
  4. iSupport
  5. RealTomatoes
  6. RepCheck
  7. Sa Ri Ga Ma
  8. SmallBH
  9. WOW
  10. XTREME F1

2010 Spring, Session II [zip file]

  1. Bollywood
  2. Funzic
  3. HinduShrines
  4. HobbyCentral
  5. Indiapaaru
  6. MLB
  7. NachBaliye
  8. NewPlaceSeek
  9. SmallNGreenCars
  10. vTrack

2009 Spring [zip file]

  1. 100Yards
  2. Change of Base
  3. College Advisor
  4. Friendly Gifter
  5. Movie Location Quest
  6. Remakes
  7. SugarSuite

2008 Spring [zip file]

  1. CLipper
  2. Concerto
  3. CricWeb
  4. GottaCouch
  5. SkiStop
  6. Tasty Park
  7. Vidawave
  8. WetYourWhistle

2007 Spring [zip file]

  1. Artist Connection
  2. Barter Bay
  3. iDog
  4. Link-US
  5. Smart Gift Card
  6. Star Search
  7. Timely Bid
  8. Tucson Gamer Cafe
  9. TV and More Deliverables

2005 Fall [zip file]

  1. Cellphone Intelligent Auctioning
  2. Tucson Book Exchange
  3. SciBubble
  4. Wish Sky
  5. GiftChannel
  6. MusicBox
  7. PriceSmart



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