The Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD) format has been developed to support and encourage sharing of usability data. By standardizing the way in which user interactions are captured, it becomes to possible to develop tools that can be shared.
If you decide to use a WebVIP-instrumented version of the TMF website, whether it is the one provided in the TMFsite_instrumented directory or one that you create yourself with the customization option, the resulting user log files will be written in FLUD notation.
The full description of the FLUD format can be found at: draft-format.html
The FLUD format is a research product developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology by employees of the Federal Government in the course of their official duties. Pursuant to title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code this format is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain.
FLUD is a research prototype. As you might imagine, NIST assumes no responsibility whatsoever for its use by other parties, and makes no guarantees, expressed or implied, about its quality, reliability, or any other characteristic.
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