An Inquiry-led Personalised Navigation System (IPNS) using multi-dimensional linkbases

Longpradit, Panchit, Hall, Wendy, Walters, Robert, Gilbert, Lester, Gee, Quintin and Wills, Gary (2008) An Inquiry-led Personalised Navigation System (IPNS) using multi-dimensional linkbases. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia , 14, (1), 33-55.


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The simplicity of the hypertext model behind the World Wide Web is a factor in its success, but this simplicity brings limitations. One of these limitations is embedding links in documents. Open Hypermedia addresses this by instead storing them in separate link databases. Meanwhile, the Adaptive Hypermedia approach seeks to enhance a user’s experience by inserting personalised additional content and links on the web page. However, these techniques do not offer the user any control over the adaptation. In this paper, we propose the concept of a multi-dimensional linkbase for adaptive links presentation. Links are created and stored in a single, multi-dimensional, linkbase that provides presentation links based on the user’s preferences and profile. We present a web-based system (IPNS) that implements this multi-dimensional concept for controlling its personalisation of hyperlinks. We give the results of our evaluation, which confirm that user-controlled adaptation is a satisfactory approach to providing users with control over personalization, and can alleviate the link overload problem.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1740-7842 (electronic)
1361-4568 (print)
Keywords: Multi-dimensional linkbase, Adaptive hypermedia, Open hypermedia, Link augmentation, FOHM, Auld Linky
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Electronic & Software Systems
ePrint ID: 265982
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Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2008 19:39
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:11
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