FUnctionality Sharing In Open eNvironments
Heinz Nixdorf Chair for Distributed Information Systems

IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models

Title: IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models
Authors: Fedor Bakalov, Birgitta König-Ries, Andreas Nauerz, Martin Welsch
Source: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation, and Personalization
Place: Big Island of Hawaii, USA
Date: 2010-06-01
Type: Conference Paper

User models are a key component for user-adaptive systems. They
represent information about users such as interests, expertise, goals,
traits, etc. This information is used to achieve various adaptation
effects, e.g., recommending relevant documents or products. To ensure
acceptance by users, these models need to be scrutable, i.e., users must
be able to view and alter them to understand and if necessary correct
the assumptions the system makes about the user. However, in most
existing systems, this goal is not met. In this paper, we introduce
IntrospectiveViews, an interface that enables the user to view and edit
her user model. Furthermore, we present the results of a formative
evaluation that show the importance users give in general to different
aspects of scrutable user models and also substantiate our claim that
IntrospectiveViews is an appropriate realization of an interface to such

File: umap2010.pdf
URL: http://www.minerva-portals.de/research/introspective-views
  author = {Bakalov, F. and König-Ries, B. and Nauerz, A. and Welsch, M.},
  title = {IntrospectiveViews: An Interface for Scrutinizing Semantic User Models},
  booktitle = {Proc. of the 18th Int. Conf. on User Modeling, Adaptation, and 
  year = {2010},
  owner = {bakalov}