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Self-tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework

Castells, Pablo; Fernandez, Miriam; Vallet, David; Mylonas, Phivos and Avrithis, Yannis (2005). Self-tuning Personalized Information Retrieval in an Ontology-Based Framework. In: 1st IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 International Workshop on Web Semantics (SWWS 2005), 31 Oct - 04 Nov 2005, Agia Napa, Cyprus, pp. 977–986.

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Reliability is a well-known concern in the field of personalization technologies. We propose the extension of an ontology-based retrieval system with semantic-based personalization techniques, upon which automatic mechanisms are devised that dynamically gauge the degree of personalization, so as to benefit from adaptivity but yet reduce the risk of obtrusiveness and loss of user control. On the basis of a common domain ontology KB, the personalization framework represents, captures and exploits user preferences to bias search results towards personal user interests. Upon this, the intensity of personalization is automatically increased or decreased according to an assessment of the imprecision contained in user requests and system responses before personalization is applied.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2005 Springer Verlag
ISSN: 1611-3349
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEuropean Commission under contract FP6- 001765 aceMedia
Extra Information: ISBN: 978-3-540-29739-0
Series: LNCS Vol 3762 p. 977-986

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Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 28603
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 17 May 2011 15:29
Last Modified: 17 May 2011 18:10
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