Towards Automated Navigation over Multilingual Content

  • Petr Šaloun
  • Zdenek Velart
  • Jan Nekula
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 418)


Web-based adaptive and personalized systems are becoming standards on the web. The chapter describes the main features of selected webbased adaptive systems in the domain of education, and summarizes the architecture of such systems. One of the representatives of web-based adaptive personalized systems is described in more detail, XAPOS, designed and developed by the authors. XAPOS’s design is independent of the language of closed content and was used in a multilingual environment. XAPOS’s language-independent navigation feature is based on the domain ontology and principles of semantic web. We conducted a controlled experiment in an educational course of programming language Lisp in universities in Ostrava, Czech Republic, and Ankara, Turkey; results of two groups of users navigated using our algorithm as well as the standard one, and are compared and discussed in detail.


Adaptive System Educational Material Concept Space Concept Rating Educational Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VSB-Technical University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic
  2. 2.University of OstravaOstravaCzech Republic

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