A Pattern and Rule-Based Approach for Reusing Adaptive Hypermedia Creator’s Models

  • Nadjet Zemirline
  • Chantal Reynaud
  • Yolaine Bourda
  • Fabrice Popineau
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5268)


The design of Adaptive Hypermedia is a difficult task which can be made easier if generic systems and AH creators’ models are reused. We address this design problem in the setting of the GLAM platform only made up of generic components. In this paper, we assume the GLAM platform is used to create a specific adaptive hypermedia. We present a pattern and a rule-based approach helping a AH creator in reusing its user and domain models and instances in order to make them taken into account. This semi-automatic approach takes the creator’s models as specialisations of GLAM generic models and requires the creator to express a minimum set of mappings between his models and the generic ones. The process results in a merged model consisting of the generic and the corresponding specific model, being fully compliant with the GLAM adaptation model. A plug-in and experimentations in the e-learning domain have been partially designed.


assisting tools reusing models models merging adaptive hypermedia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadjet Zemirline
    • 1
  • Chantal Reynaud
    • 2
  • Yolaine Bourda
    • 1
  • Fabrice Popineau
    • 3
  1. 1.SUPELEC/Department of Computer SciencePlateau de MoulonGif sur Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris-Sud XI, CNRS (LRI) & INRIA – Saclay Île-de-France / Projet Gemo, Bât. G, 4 rue Jacques Monod, Parc Orsay UniversitéOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.SUPELEC/Metz Campus, 2 rue Édouard BelinMetzFrance

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