Garofalakis John, Oikonomou Flora


The World Wide Web has become a huge data repository and it keeps growing exponentially, whereas the human capability to find, process and understand the provided content remains constant. Search engines facilitate the search process in the WWW and they have become an integral part of the web users' daily lives. However users are characterized by different needs, preferences and special characteristics, navigate through large Web structures and may lost their goal of inquiry. Web personalization is one of the most promising approaches for alleviating information overload providing tailored navigation experiences to Web users. This paper presents the methodology which was implemented in order to personalize a search engine’s results for corresponding users’ preferences and dietary characteristics. This methodology was implemented in two parts. The online part uses a search engines’ log files and the dietary characteristics of the users in order to extract information for their preferences. With the use of an ontology and a clustering algorithm, semantic profiling of users’ interests is achieved. In the online part the methodology re-ranks the search engines’ results. Experimental evaluation of the presented methodology shows that the expected objectives from the semantic users’ clustering in search engines are achievable.


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Paper Citation

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John G. and Flora O. (2010). THE EFFECT OF SEMANTIC CLUSTERING ON WEB SEARCH PERSONALIZATION . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010) ISBN 978-989-8425-29-4, pages 60-69. DOI: 10.5220/0003094500600069

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author={Garofalakis John and Oikonomou Flora},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development - Volume 1: KEOD, (IC3K 2010)
SN - 978-989-8425-29-4
AU - John G.
AU - Flora O.
PY - 2010
SP - 60
EP - 69
DO - 10.5220/0003094500600069