Adaptive Link Annotation in Distributed Hypermedia Systems: The Evaluation of a Service-Based Approach

  • Michael Yudelson
  • Peter Brusilovsky
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5149)

Abstract

A service-based approach to link annotation expands the applicability of adaptive navigation support functionality beyond the limits of traditional adaptive hypermedia systems. With this approach, the decision-making functionality is separated from the application systems and encapsulated in a personalization service. This paper attempts to evaluate the feasibility of using this approach in the real world. After a brief overview of current efforts to develop service-based approaches to adaptive hypermedia, we describe our specific implementation of this approach as personalization architecture and report the results of an extensive performance evaluation of this architecture.

Keywords

Adaptive navigation support adaptive annotation personalization service distributed architecture 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Yudelson
    • 1
  • Peter Brusilovsky
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information SciencesUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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