Dynamic User Context Web Personalization in Meta - Portals

TitleDynamic User Context Web Personalization in Meta - Portals
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBouras, C, Poulopoulos, V
Conference NameThe Fifteenth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'10), Riccione, Italy
Date PublishedJune 22 - 25

We present the dynamic web personalization and document grouping infrastructure for meta-portals and the evaluation of the mechanism on peRSSonal, a system that collects articles from news portals and blogs worldwide. A meta-portal is an informational node where articles from different sources are collected and presented in a categorized and personalized manner. The web personalization mechanism is based on dynamic creation and update of user profile according to the user's preferences when browsing and on user grouping details. Assuming that required information, such as article tagging, keywords to categories matching and articles to categories relation is already part of the meta-portal we present a novel mechanism that can build and maintain a user profile which is formed without disturbing the user. Furthermore, we describe the real-time user centered document grouping mechanism that is implemented to support the web personalization system and present the experimental evaluation of the whole system.