Using thematic ontologies for user- and group- based adaptive personalization in web searching

Alexandros Paramythis, Florian König, Christian Schwendtner, Lex Stefan van Velsen

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    This paper presents Prospector, an adaptive meta-search layer, which performs personalized re-ordering of search results. Prospector combines elements from two approaches to adaptive search support: (a) collaborative web searching; and, (b) personalized searching using semantic metadata. The paper focuses on the way semantic metadata and the users’ search behavior are utilized for user- and group- modeling, as well as on how these models are used to re-rank results returned for individual queries. The paper also outlines past evaluation activities related to Prospector, and discusses potential applications of the approach for the adaptive retrieval of multimedia documents.
    Original languageUndefined
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event6th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, AMR 2008 - Berlin, Germany
    Duration: 26 Jun 200827 Jun 2008


    Workshop6th International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval, AMR 2008
    Other26-27 June 2008


    • IR-68863

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