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Understanding Adaptive Hypermedia: An Architecture for Personalisation and Adaptivity

Understanding Adaptive Hypermedia: An Architecture for Personalisation and Adaptivity
Understanding Adaptive Hypermedia: An Architecture for Personalisation and Adaptivity
The predominant approach taken by the adaptive hypermedia (AH) community to implementing AH systems may be characterised as application-orientated and technologydriven. This has, in part, resulted in relatively low levels of interchangeability and interoperability between AH systems. To address this situation recent AH research has begun to focus on understanding the mechanisms and structures underpinning AH systems. In particular, several formal models have been proposed which address these issues, the prominent examples being Adaptive Hypermedia Application Model, the Fundamental Open Hypermedia Model and the Goldsmiths Adaptive Hypermedia Model. In this paper we propose a component-based architecture for AH within which these approaches to modelling are compared and understood. Using this architecture we show that although each model uses different representations there are important underlying commonalities. It is envisaged that through an understanding of these commonalities, it may be possible for the AH community to devise a standardised "plug 'n' play" architecture for the development of future AH systems.
adaptation, adaptive hypermedia modelling, component technology, construct, design, hypertext, hypermedia, user model
Ohene-Djan, James
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Gorle, Matt
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Bailey, Christopher P
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Wills, Gary B
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Davis, Hugh C
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Gorle, Matt
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Bailey, Christopher P
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Wills, Gary B
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Davis, Hugh C
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Ohene-Djan, James, Gorle, Matt, Bailey, Christopher P, Wills, Gary B and Davis, Hugh C (2003) Understanding Adaptive Hypermedia: An Architecture for Personalisation and Adaptivity At Workshop on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems AH2003, United Kingdom. 26 - 30 Aug 2003.

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Abstract

The predominant approach taken by the adaptive hypermedia (AH) community to implementing AH systems may be characterised as application-orientated and technologydriven. This has, in part, resulted in relatively low levels of interchangeability and interoperability between AH systems. To address this situation recent AH research has begun to focus on understanding the mechanisms and structures underpinning AH systems. In particular, several formal models have been proposed which address these issues, the prominent examples being Adaptive Hypermedia Application Model, the Fundamental Open Hypermedia Model and the Goldsmiths Adaptive Hypermedia Model. In this paper we propose a component-based architecture for AH within which these approaches to modelling are compared and understood. Using this architecture we show that although each model uses different representations there are important underlying commonalities. It is envisaged that through an understanding of these commonalities, it may be possible for the AH community to devise a standardised "plug 'n' play" architecture for the development of future AH systems.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 26-30, 2003
Venue - Dates: Workshop on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems AH2003, United Kingdom, 2003-08-26 - 2003-08-30
Keywords: adaptation, adaptive hypermedia modelling, component technology, construct, design, hypertext, hypermedia, user model
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 257974
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/257974
PURE UUID: 02bff9d2-41e7-41f4-8697-bf33a2ec7422
ORCID for Gary B Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088
ORCID for Hugh C Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459

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Date deposited: 04 Jul 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:35

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Author: James Ohene-Djan
Author: Matt Gorle
Author: Christopher P Bailey
Author: Gary B Wills ORCID iD
Author: Hugh C Davis ORCID iD

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