UInterestManager : A Generic Framework to Model User Interests
With the proliferation of documents on the Internet, it has become increasingly difficult for users to search and retrieve the information they want: information that is relevant and interesting. To address this problem, researchers have adopted personalized services and filtering systems that rely on user preferences. In this thesis, we present a novel method to model user interests automatically and generate a ranked list of preferences for each user in real time. The proposed framework here consists of three main steps to automatically model user preferences and generate a ranked list of the user's interests in real time. 1) Through the use of WordNet, a list of keywords which represent explicit interests is extracted from a text document and then implicit user preferences are determined by employing domain ontology. 2) A hierarchical data structure for each user stores interests and is updated for each new document read by that user. Additionally, there is a queue of recently accessed interests for each user that maintains these preferences based upon arrival time. 3) The final step includes generating a ranked list of top K interests for each user in real time. This ranking system employs the user model to create a combined list of both short-term and long-term interests. The results show significant improvement over some widely used methods.
Darabi, Majid. (January 2013). UInterestManager : A Generic Framework to Model User Interests (Master's Thesis, East Carolina University). Retrieved from the Scholarship. (http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4228.)
Darabi, Majid. UInterestManager : A Generic Framework to Model User Interests. Master's Thesis. East Carolina University, January 2013. The Scholarship. http://hdl.handle.net/10342/4228. October 16, 2018.
Darabi, Majid, “UInterestManager : A Generic Framework to Model User Interests” (Master's Thesis., East Carolina University, January 2013).
Darabi, Majid. UInterestManager : A Generic Framework to Model User Interests [Master's Thesis]. Greenville, NC: East Carolina University; January 2013.
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