SOLAR: Social Link Advanced Recommendation System Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2010

start page

  • 374

end page

  • 380

issue

  • 3

volume

  • 26

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1872-7115

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0167-739X

abstract

  • In today's information society, precise descriptions of the massive volume of online content available are crucial for responding to user needs adequately and efficiently. The Semantic Web Paradigm has recently
    advanced across many domains for the assignment of metadata to Internet
    content, in order to define it with explicit, machine-readable meaning.
    This content has become so extensive that it must be refined according
    to user preferences to avoid information overload. The current paper
    proposes a framework for the association of semantic data to webpage
    links based on a specific domain ontology, additionally permitting the
    user to express his opinion regarding his emotions about the content of
    the link. This data is further exploited to suggest additional links to
    the user, based on the semantic metadata and the level of user
    satisfaction with previously viewed content. A comprehensive evaluation
    of the tool has demonstrated a high level of user satisfaction with the
    features of the system.