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Mining for patterns of semantic link usage: Do domain users actually like semantic browsing?

Mining for patterns of semantic link usage: Do domain users actually like semantic browsing?

de Quincey, Edward, Oliver, Helen, Kostkova, Patty, Jawaheer, Gawesh, Madle, Gemma, Diallo, Gayo, Alexopoulou, Dimitra, Schroeder, Michael, Habermann, Bianca, Khelif, Khalid, Jupp, Simon and Stevens, Robert (2009) Mining for patterns of semantic link usage: Do domain users actually like semantic browsing? In: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies, 2009. WI-IAT '09. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Los Alamitos, CA USA, pp. 50-53. ISBN 978-0-7695-3801-3 (Print), 978-1-4244-5331-3 (Electronic) (doi:10.1109/WI-IAT.2009.228)

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Abstract

A perceived limitation of the current Web is that it is comprised of static links with no connection to any underlying domain knowledge. The Semantic Web is seen as a potential solution to this problem by delivering semantically related information to users dynamically. However, the benefit to users is rarely questioned and there have been few real-world user evaluations of semantic systems. In this paper we present a user-centred evaluation of three Semantic Web Browsers (SWB) that have been extended as part of the Sealife project. The results presented are based on analysis of the server logs from each application in relation to time taken to perform pre-defined tasks along with the amount of semantic activity carried out. It was found that the user experience was dependent on the SWB used but there was some indication users will be able to find information more quickly and that users will explore semantic features if present.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technologies, 2009. WI-IAT '09. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on
Additional Information: [1] This paper was presented at the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conferences on Web Intelligence, (WI)/Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), held from 15-18 September 2009 in Milan, Italy. [2] Conference proceedings issue date: 15-18 September 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: semantic web, web log analysis, user-centred evaluation, performance analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:14
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5560

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