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Adaptive User Profiles

Michlmayr, Elke; Cayzer, Steve
HP Laboratories


Keyword(s): adaptive, user profile, folksonomy, blogginh, delicious, personalization

Abstract: A major opportunity for collaborative knowledge management is the construction of user models which can be exploited to provide relevant, personalized, and context-sensitive information delivery. Yet traditional approaches to user profiles rely on explicit, brittle models that go out of date very quickly, lack relevance, and have few natural connections to related models. In this chapter the authors show how it is possible to create adaptive user profiles without any explicit input at all. Rather, leveraging implicit behaviour on social information networks, the authors can create profiles that are both adaptive and socially connective. Such profiles can help provide personalized access to enterprise resources and help identify other people with related interests.

23 Pages

Additional Publication Information: To be published in the book: Collaboration & Social Information & Access: Techniques for Approached User Modelling

External Posting Date: November 21, 2008 [Fulltext]. Approved for External Publication
Internal Posting Date: November 21, 2008 [Fulltext]

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