Utilizing Virtual Communities for Information Retrieval and User Modeling

Azza Harbaoui, Sahbi Sidhom, Malek Ghenima, Henda Ben Ghezala

Abstract

Internet has become the largest library in human history. Having such a large library made the search process more complicated. In fact, traditional search engines respond users by sending back the same results to different users having expressed different information needs and different preferences. A significant part of difficulties,report to vocabulary problems (polysemy, synonymy...). Such problems trigger a strong need to personalize the search results based on user preferences. The goal of personalized information is to generate meaningful results interesting to a number of information users using their profile. This paper presents a personalized information retrieval approach based on user profile. User profile is built from the acquisition of explicit and implicit user data. The proposed approach also presents a semantic-based optimization method for user query. The system uses user profile to construct virtual communities. Moreover, it uses the user’s navigation data to predict user’s preferences in order to update virtual communities.

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Harbaoui A., Sidhom S., Ghenima M. and Ben Ghezala H. (2016). Utilizing Virtual Communities for Information Retrieval and User Modeling . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-989-758-186-1, pages 29-34. DOI: 10.5220/0005862900290034


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist16,
author={Azza Harbaoui and Sahbi Sidhom and Malek Ghenima and Henda Ben Ghezala},
title={Utilizing Virtual Communities for Information Retrieval and User Modeling},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2016},
pages={29-34},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005862900290034},
isbn={978-989-758-186-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - Utilizing Virtual Communities for Information Retrieval and User Modeling
SN - 978-989-758-186-1
AU - Harbaoui A.
AU - Sidhom S.
AU - Ghenima M.
AU - Ben Ghezala H.
PY - 2016
SP - 29
EP - 34
DO - 10.5220/0005862900290034