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Supporting user tasks and context: challenges for Semantic Web research

Heath, Thomas; Dzbor, Martin and Motta, Enrico (2005). Supporting user tasks and context: challenges for Semantic Web research. In: UserSWeb: Workshop on End User Aspects of the Semantic Web, 29 May - 1 Jun 2005, Heraklion, Greece.

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Whilst the tasks users perform online are often complex and wide-ranging, the tools currently available may not adequately support them. Attempts to classify user behaviors online have tended to focus on the medium of the web, where searching and browsing are seen as the primary modes of interaction. This paper introduces a comprehensive user-oriented classification of online tasks that emphasizes the user’s goals without assuming the use of particular internet tools or technologies. Taking greater account of a user’s context is also discussed as an essential component in better supporting performance of tasks online. Finally we consider how Semantic Web technologies can support the development of task-focused context-aware tools.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 The Authors
ISSN: 1613-0073
Extra Information: UserSWeb 2005

Proceedings of UserSWeb: Workshop on End User Aspects of the Semantic Web
Heraklion, Crete, May 29, 2005
Edited by Martin Dzbor, Hideaki Takeda, Maria Vargas-Vera
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 23669
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2011 09:08
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 17:58
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