Quotation Dolog, Peter, Simon, Bernd, Nejdl, Wolfgang, Klobucar, Tomaž. 2008. Personalizing Access to Learning Networks. ACM Transactions on Internet Technology 8 (2): 12-32.




In this article, we describe a Smart Space for Learning (SS4L) framework and infrastructure that enables personalized access to distributed heterogeneous knowledge repositories. Helping a learner to choose an appropriate learning resource or activity is a key problem which we address in this framework, enabling personalized access to federated learning repositories with a vast number of learning offers. Our infrastructure includes personalization strategies both at the query and the query results level. Query rewriting is based on learning and language preferences; rule-based and ranking-based personalization improves these results further. Rule-based reasoning techniques are supported by formal ontologies we have developed based on standard information models for learning domains; ranking-based recommendations are supported through ensuring minimal sets of predicates appearing in query results. Our evaluation studies show that the implemented solution enables learners to find relevant learning resources in a distributed environment and through goal-based personalization improves relevancy of results.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Personalizing Access to Learning Networks
Volume 8
Number 2
Year 2008
Page from 12
Page to 32
URL http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1323651.1323654


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Simon, Bernd (Details)
Dolog, Peter (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
Klobucar, Tomaž (Institute "Jožef Stefan")
Nejdl, Wolfgang (Leibniz Universität Hannover)
Institute for Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
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