Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia

Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia

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This book is a reprint from the journal, User Modeling And User-Adapted Interaction. Adaptation of hypermedia systems to each individual user is increasingly needed. With the growing size, complexity and heterogeneity of current hypermedia systems, such as the World Wide Web, it becomes virtually impossible to impose guidelines on authors concerning the overall organization of hypermedia information. The networks therefore become so complex and unstructured that the existing navigational tools are no longer powerful enough to provide orientation on where to search for the needed information. It is also not possible to identify appropriate pre-defined paths or subnets for users with certain goals and knowledge backgrounds since the user community of hypermedia systems is usually quite inhomogeneous. This book is the first comprehensive publication on adaptive hypertext and hypermedia. It is oriented towards researchers and practitioners in the fields of hypertext and hypermedia, information systems, and personalized systems. It is also an important resource for the numerous developers of Web-based applications. The design decisions, adaptation methods, and experience presented in this book are a unique source of ideas and techniques for developing more usable and more intelligent Web-based systems suitable for a great variety of users. Many of the adaptation techniques presented in this book have proved to be efficient and are ready to be used in various applications.User-Centered Indexing for Adaptive Information Access NATHALIE MATHE and JAMES R. CHEN* NASA Ames Research Center, Mail ... We propose a solution which provides user-centered adaptive information retrieval and navigation.

Title:Adaptive Hypertext and Hypermedia
Author:Peter Brusilovsky, Alfred Kobsa, Julita Vassileva
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1998-02-28


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