Personalized Faceted Navigation in the Semantic Web

  • Michal Tvarožek
  • Mária Bieliková
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4607)


This paper presents the prototype of an adaptive faceted semantic browser – Factic. Factic implements our novel method of navigation in open information spaces represented by ontologies based on an enhanced faceted browser with support for dynamic facet generation and adaptation based on user characteristics. It is developed as part of a modular framework that supports personalization based on an automatically acquired ontological user model. We describe software tool design and implementation together with discussion on several problems mostly related to the general immaturity of current Semantic Web solutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michal Tvarožek
    • 1
  • Mária Bieliková
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Informatics and Software Engineering, Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak University of Technology, Ilkovičova 3, 842 16 BratislavaSlovakia

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