U-Sem: Semantic Enrichment, User Modeling and Mining of Usage Data on the Social Web
Source: Web Information Solutions, inc.
With the growing popularity of Social Web applications, more and more user data is published on the Web everyday. The authors' research focuses on investigating ways of mining data from such platforms that can be used for modeling users and for semantically augmenting user profiles. This process can enhance adaptation and personalization in various adaptive Web-based systems. In this paper, they present the U-Sem people modeling service, a framework for the semantic enrichment and mining of people's pro les from usage data on the Social Web. They explain the architecture of their people modeling service and describe its application in an adult e-learning context as an example.