A generic transcoding tool for making web applications adaptive

Z. Fiala, G.J.P.M. Houben

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As personalization and device independence become prominent issues inWeb development, tools to adapt existingWeb Information Systems (WISs) are required. Still, current development approaches lack support for adding adaptation to existing WISs. This paper presents the Generic Adaptation Component (GAC), a transcoding tool for making Web applications adaptable and adaptive. It can be seamlessly integrated into existingWeb architectures as an autonomous adaptation and personalization module. For configuring the GAC an RDF-based rule language is presented, allowing to define both content adaptation and context data update rules. Moreover, based on the document generation architecture of the AMACONT project a collection of transformation operations is provided to realize these rules. The main functionality of the GAC is elucidated by an example implementation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the CAiSE'05 Forum (17th Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering, Porto, Portugal, June 13-17, 2005)
Place of PublicationPorto, Portugal
PublisherFaculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP)
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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