User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization

17th International Conference, UMAP 2009, formerly UM and AH, Trento, Italy, June 22-26, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Geert-Jan Houben,Gord McCalla,Fabio Pianesi,Massimo Zancanaro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642022472

Category: Computers

Page: 488

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the First International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization, held in Trento, Italy, on June 22-26, 2009. This annual conference was merged from the biennial conference series User Modeling, UM, and the conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, AH. The 53 papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 125 submissions. The tutorials and workshops were organized in topical sections on constraint-based tutoring systems; new paradigms for adaptive interaction; adaption and personalization for Web 2.0; lifelong user modelling; personalization in mobile and pervasive computing; ubiquitous user modeling; user-centred design and evaluation of adaptive systems.

Smart Information and Knowledge Management

Advances, Challenges, and Critical Issues

Author: Edward Szczerbicki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642045847

Category: Computers

Page: 339

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New approaches are needed that could move us towards developing effective applicable intelligent systems for problem solving and decision making, One of the main efforts in intelligent systems development is focused on knowledge and information management which is regarded as the crucial issue in smart decision making support. The 14 Chapters of this book represent a sample of such effort. The overall aim of this book is to provide guidelines to develop tools for smart processing of knowledge and information. Still, the guide does not presume to give ultimate answers. Rather, it poses ideas and case studies to explore the complexities and challenges of modern knowledge management issues. It also encourages its reader to become aware of the multifaceted interdisciplinary character of such issues. The premise of this book is that its reader will leave it with a heightened ability to think - in different ways - about developing, evaluating, and supporting intelligent knowledge and information management systems in real life based environment.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472100

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Social Computing

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications

Author: Subhasish Dasgupta

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1605669849

Category: Computers

Page: 2365

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With an increasing accessibility to social networking tools, the development of Web 2.0, and the emergence of virtual worlds, social computing crosses cultural boundaries to join people in the digital landscape. Social Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications uncovers the growing and expanding phenomenon of human behavior, social constructs, and communication in online environments. This multiple volume publication presents the latest research on social change, evolving networks, media, and interaction with technology to offer audiences a comprehensive view of the impact of social computing on the way cultures think, act, and exchange information.

Web Technologies

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Arthur Tatnall

Publisher: IGI Global Snippet

ISBN: 1605669822

Category: Computers

Page: 2630

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With the technological advancement of mobile devices, social networking, and electronic services, Web technologies continues to play an ever-growing part of the global way of life, incorporated into cultural, economical, and organizational levels. Web Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (4 Volume) provides a comprehensive depiction of current and future trends in support of the evolution of Web information systems, Web applications, and the Internet. Through coverage of the latest models, concepts, and architectures, this multiple-volume reference supplies audiences with an authoritative source of information and direction for the further development of the Internet and Web-based phenomena.

Advances in Information Retrieval

31th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2009, Toulouse, France, April 6-9, 2009, Proceedings

Author: Mohand Boughanem,Catherine Berrut,Josiane Mothe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642009573

Category: Computers

Page: 821

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These proceedings contain the papers presented at ECIR 2009, the 31st - ropean Conference on Information Retrieval. The conference was organized by the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT), in cooperation with the Information Retrieval Specialist Group of the British Computer So- ety (BCS-IRSG) and was supported by the Special Interest Group on Infor- tion Retrieval (ACM SIGIR), the French Association of Information Retrieval (ARIA) and E-IRSG. It was held during April 6-9, 2007 in Toulouse, hosted by the Pierre Baudis congress center. ECIR 2009 con?rmed the growth trend of submissions, with 188 full-paper submissions. Many of these submissions came from outside Europe, and 25 countries were represented in the ?nal ECIR 2009 program, re?ecting the international po- larityandreputationoftheconferenceseries.Furthermorethetraditionalstrong focus on students was well preserved, with their participation being great. All submitted papers were reviewed by at least three members of the int- national Program Committee. Out of the 188 papers 42 were selected as full research papers and a further 18 were accepted as short research papers. Short papers were given 8 pages in the proceedings (instead of 12). Out of these 60 selected papers, 30 have a student as the primary author. The accepted papers themselves come from a mixture of universities, researchinstitutes and comm- cial organizations. There was also a separate call for posters. Each of the 60 poster submissions wasreviewedbythreeProgramCommitteemembers, aswithpapersubmissions. Twenty-?ve posters were accepted for presentation. Takentogether, thesepaperscoverthestateoftheartininformationretrieval, including topicssuchasretrievalmodels, evaluationandWeb search, andeme- ing topics such as learning to rank, expert search and opinion detection.

Social Media

eine Herausforderung für Bibliotheken, Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

Author: Wolfgang Ratzek

Publisher: B.I.T.Verlag

ISBN: 3934997449

Category: Online social networks

Page: 141

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Die zunehmende Bedeutung der Social Media (Synonym: Soziale Medien) macht sich auch in den Bibliotheken bemerkbar, für die es nun gilt, diese Entwicklung aktiv mitzugestalten oder von ihr mitgestaltet zu werden. Informationseinrichtungen wie Bibliotheken und Studiengänge der bibliothekarischen und informationswissenschaftlichen Bereiche sind aufgefordert, sich den neuen Herausforderungen zu stellen und adäquate Lösungen zu liefern. Dabei rückt der informations- und kommunikations-technologische sowie der betriebswirtschaftliche Anteil immer mehr in den Vordergrund. Aber auch die gesellschaftlichen, kulturellen, politischen und wirtschaftlichen Implikationen sind in die Lehre zu integrieren, um sich letztendlich in einer komplexen, krisengezeichneten Welt wie der unsrigen zurechtzufinden. Die folgenden Beiträge beschäftigen sich mit dem Potenzial Sozialer Medien und zeigen neben theoretischen Betrachtungen vor allem praktische Beispiele. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Interactive Information Seeking, Behaviour and Retrieval

Author: Ian Ruthven,Diane Kelly

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 1856047075

Category: Computers

Page: 296

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Information retrieval (IR) is a complex human activity supported by sophisticated systems. Information science has contributed much to the design and evaluation of previous generations of IR system development and to our general understanding of how such systems should be designed and yet, due to the increasing success and diversity of IR systems, many recent textbooks concentrate on IR systems themselves and ignore the human side of searching for information. This book is the first text to provide an information science perspective on IR. Unique in its scope, the book covers the whole spectrum of information retrieval, including: history and background information behaviour and seeking task-based information searching and retrieval approaches to investigating information interaction and behaviour information representation access models evaluation interfaces for IR interactive techniques web retrieval, ranking and personalization recommendation, collaboration and social search multimedia: interfaces and access. Readership: Senior undergraduates and masters' level students of all information and library studies courses and practising LIS professionals who need to better appreciate how IR systems are designed, implemented and evaluated.

Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues

Connecting Society and Cultural Issues

Author: Kidd, Terry T.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047768

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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"This book provides a source for definitions, antecedents, and consequences of social informatics and the cultural aspect of technology. It addresses cultural/societal issues in social informatics technology and society, the Digital Divide, government and technology law, information security and privacy, cyber ethics, technology ethics, and the future of social informatics and technology"--Provided by publisher.

User Modeling 2007

11th International Conference, UM 2007, Corfu, Greece, July 25-29, 2007, Proceedings

Author: Cristina Conati,Kathleen McCoy,Georgios Paliouras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354073077X

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on User Modeling, UM 2007, held in Corfu, Greece in July 2007. Coverage includes evaluating user/student modeling techniques, data mining and machine learning for user modeling, user adaptation and usability, modeling affect and meta-cognition, as well as intelligent information retrieval, information filtering and content personalization.

Exploratory Search

Beyond the Query-Response Paradigm

Author: Ryen White,Resa Roth

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

ISBN: 1598297848

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 98

View: 1970

As information becomes more ubiquitous and the demands that searchers have on search systems grow, there is a need to support search behaviors beyond simple lookup. Information seeking is the process or activity of attempting to obtain information in both human and technological contexts. Exploratory search describes an information-seeking problem context that is open-ended, persistent, and multifaceted, and information-seeking processes that are opportunistic, iterative, and multitactical. Exploratory searchers aim to solve complex problems and develop enhanced mental capacities. Exploratory search systems support this through symbiotic human-machine relationships that provide guidance in exploring unfamiliar information landscapes. Exploratory search has gained prominence in recent years. There is an increased interest from the information retrieval, information science, and human-computer interaction communities in moving beyond the traditional turn-taking interaction model supported by major Web search engines, and toward support for human intelligence amplification and information use. In this lecture, we introduce exploratory search, relate it to relevant extant research, outline the features of exploratory search systems, discuss the evaluation of these systems, and suggest some future directions for supporting exploratory search. Exploratory search is a new frontier in the search domain and is becoming increasingly important in shaping our future world. Table of Contents: Introduction / Defining Exploratory Search / Related Work / Features of Exploratory Search Systems / Evaluation of Exploratory Search Systems / Future Directions and concluding Remarks

Social Computing and Behavioral Modeling

Author: Huan Liu,John Salerno,Michael J. Young

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 144190056X

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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Social computing is concerned with the study of social behavior and social c- text based on computational systems. Behavioral modeling reproduces the social behavior, and allows for experimenting, scenario planning, and deep understa- ing of behavior, patterns, and potential outcomes. The pervasive use of computer and Internet technologies provides an unprecedented environment of various - cial activities. Social computing facilitates behavioral modeling in model building, analysis, pattern mining, and prediction. Numerous interdisciplinary and inter- pendent systems are created and used to represent the various social and physical systems for investigating the interactions between groups, communities, or nati- states. This requires joint efforts to take advantage of the state-of-the-art research from multiple disciplines, social computing, and behavioral modeling in order to document lessons learned and develop novel theories, experiments, and methodo- gies in terms of social, physical, psychological, and governmental mechanisms. The goal is to enable us to experiment, create, and recreate an operational environment with a better understanding of the contributions from each individual discipline, forging joint interdisciplinary efforts. This is the second international workshop on Social Computing, Behavioral ModelingandPrediction. The submissions were from Asia, Australia, Europe, and America. Since SBP09 is a single-track workshop, we could not accept all the good submissions. The accepted papers cover a wide range of interesting topics.

Advances in Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization

Author: Manolis Wallace,Marios C. Angelides,Phivos Mylonas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540763597

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Realizing the growing importance of semantic adaptation and personalization of media, the editors of this book brought together leading researchers and practitioners of the field to discuss the state-of-the-art, and explore emerging exciting developments. This volume comprises extended versions of selected papers presented at the 1st International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP 2006), which took place in Athens in December 2006.

Digital Libraries: Universal and Ubiquitous Access to Information

11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, Bali, Indonesia, December 2-5, 2008, Proceedings

Author: George Buchanan,Masood Masoodian,Sally Jo Cunningham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540895329

Category: Computers

Page: 422

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, held in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2008. The 30 revised full papers, 20 revised short papers, and extended abstracts of 13 poster papers carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The paper topics cover the spectrum of digital libraries, including multimedia digital libraries, usability and evaluation, information retrieval, ontologies, social tagging, metadata issues, multi- and cross-language retrieval, digital preservation, and scholarly publishing and commmunities.

Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society

First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Athens, Greece, September 24-26, 2008. Proceedings

Author: Miltiadis D. Lytras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540877800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 603

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This book, in conjunction with the volume CCIS 19, constitutes the refereed proceedings of theFirst World Summit, WSKS 2008, held in Athens, Greece, in September 2008. The 64 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 286 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on social & humanistic computing for the knowledge society; knowledge, learning, education, learning technologies and e-learning for the knowledge society; information technologies for the knowledge society; culture & cultural heritage - technology for culture management - management of tourism and entertainment - tourism networks in the knowledge society; government and democracy for the knowledge society.

Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems

Second International Conference, AH 2002 Malaga, Spain, May 29 - 31, 2002 Proceedings

Author: Paul De Bra,Peter Brusilovski,Ricardo Conejo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 354047952X

Category: Computers

Page: 615

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, AH 2002, held in Malaga, Spain, in May 2002. The 33 revised full papers and 23 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 109 submissions. Also included are three invited contributions, 30 posters, and 5 presentations given at the associated doctoral constortium. Among the topics covered are adaptive hypertext and hypermedia, user modeling, adaptive learning, adaptive tutoring systems, information retrieval, educational hypermedia systems, Web adaption, adaptive navigation, adaption and personalization.

Advances in Information Retrieval

28th European Conference on IR Research, ECIR 2006, London, UK, April 10-12, 2006, Proceedings

Author: Mounia Lalmas,Andrew MacFarlane,Stefan Rüger,Anastasios Tombros,Theodora Tsikrika,Alexei Yavlinsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540333479

Category: Computers

Page: 588

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval Research, ECIR 2006, held in London, April 2006. The 37 revised full papers and 28 revised poster papers presented are organized in topical sections on formal models, document and query representation and text understanding, topic identification and news retrieval, clustering and classification, refinement and feedback, performance and peer-to-peer networks, Web search, cross-language retrieval, genomic IR, and much more.