For almost a decade people have been developing hypertext or hypermedia applications
that adapt to some "features" of their users, like knowledge or preferences [Brusilovsky, 1996].
Recently some adaptive application environments have become available that use World Wide Web
technology. Examples of such systems are Interbook [Brusilovsky et aI., 1998] and AHA [De Bra &
Calvi, 1998]. The adaptation can range from a simple (automatic) selection between different versions
of some information pages to the completely dynamic generation of all pages from atomic information
units and the automatic generation of all hypertext links. This paper sketches a general architecture for
adaptive Web-sites by building on existing models such as Dexter [Halasz & Schwartz, 1994] and
IMMPS [Bordegoni et aI., 1997].
More importantly, this paper identifies issues in adaptive Web-site design for which no general
approach or solution appears to exist (yet). These include (but are not limited to): the separation of a
conceptual representation of an application domain from the content of the actual Web-site, the
separation of content from adaptation issues, the structure and granularity of user models, the role of
a user and application context, and the communication between different adaptive Web-site "engines".
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Adaptive Systems and User Modeling on the World Wide Web|
|Editors||P. Brusilovsky, P.M.E. De Bra|
|Place of Publication||Eindhoven|
|Publisher||Technische Universiteit Eindhoven|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
|Event||conference; ASUM'99 - |
Duration: 1 Jan 1999 → …
|Name||Computing Science Reports|
|Period||1/01/99 → …|