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Using DBpedia as a Knowledge Source for Culture-Related User Modelling Questionnaires

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User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization (UMAP 2014)

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In the culture domain, questionnaires are often used to obtain profiles of users for adaptation. Creating questionnaires requires subject matter experts and diverse content, and often does not scale to a variety of cultures and situations. This paper presents a novel approach that is inspired by crowdwisdom and takes advantage of freely available structured linked data. It presents a mechanism for extracting culturally-related facts from DBpedia, utilised as a knowledge source in an interactive user modelling system. A user study, which examines the system usability and the accuracy of the resulting user model, demonstrates the potential of using DBpedia for generating culture-related user modelling questionnaires and points at issues for further investigation.

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Thakker, D., Lau, L., Denaux, R., Dimitrova, V., Brna, P., Steiner, C. (2014). Using DBpedia as a Knowledge Source for Culture-Related User Modelling Questionnaires. In: Dimitrova, V., Kuflik, T., Chin, D., Ricci, F., Dolog, P., Houben, GJ. (eds) User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization. UMAP 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8538. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08786-3_18

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