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Paper 101_elpub2013:
The Shattered Document Approach to Adaptive Hypertext. Design and Evaluation

id 101_elpub2013
authors Amado Alves, Mario
year 2013
title The Shattered Document Approach to Adaptive Hypertext. Design and Evaluation
source ELPUB2013. Mining the Digital Information Networks, 17th International Conference on Electronic Publishing 13-14 June 2013, Karlskrona, Sweden.
summary We address the problem of improving, automatically, the usability of a large online document. We propose an adaptive hypertext approach, based on splitting the document into components smaller than the page or screen, called noogramicles, and creating each page as a new assemblage of noogramicles each time it is accessed. The adaptation comes from learning the navigation patterns of the usors (authors and readers), and is manifested in the assemblage of pages. We test this model across a number of configurations, including chance and non- adaptive systems. We evaluate our model through simulation. We have designed a simulator based on established findings about the behaviour of hypertext users. We have realised a quantitative evaluation based on hypertext usability measures adapted to the problem: session size, session cost.
keywords Information Search and Retrieval / Information filtering, Retrieval models, Search process, H.5.1 Multimedia Information Systems / Evaluation/methodology, H.5.4 Hypertext/Hypermedia / Theory, I.2.0 General / Cognitive simulation, I.2.6 Learning / Connectionism and neural nets, Algorithms, Design, Experimentation, Theory, adaptive hypertext, spreading activation
series ELPUB:2013
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