Log-linear models is the models for count data in which the logarithm of expected value of a count variable is modelled as the linear function of parameters; the latter represent associations between the pairs of variables and higher order interactions among more than two variables.
The estimated expected frequencies under the particular models can be found from the iterative proportional fitting. Such type of models is, essentially, the equivalent for the frequency data, of the models for the continuous data used in the analysis of variance, except that interest usually now centres on parameters representing interactions rather than those for the main effects.