Authors: Arpita Aggarwal, Naveen Kumar
Addresses: PGDAV College, University of Delhi, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi, India. ' Department of Computer Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 007, India
Abstract: Most of the suggested reference models for Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) systems lack the capability to share their user models. The present paper proposes a reference model having two user models in AH systems – an integral one with domain dependent characteristics and another |Shared User Model|(SUM) with domain independent characteristics. For adaptation purposes, adaptation rules for SUM are stored in |Shared Adaptation Model| (SAM). Both SUM and SAM together form the |Shared Module|(SM) that is common among AH systems thus providing the benefits of initialising and updating them with most recent user information, and also enforcing sort of standardisation among them.
Keywords: adaptive hypermedia; reference models; personalised systems; SUMs; shared user models; personalisation; adaptation rules.
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.40 No.1/2, pp.138 - 145
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