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Funology 2: from usability to enjoyment (2nd ed.)
Blythe M., Monk A., Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 561 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319682-12-9)
This was an unusual book for me to review, far removed from my comfort zone of developer environments and programming languages. This book is purely about human-computer interaction (HCI). It consists of 35 distinct essays, averaging about 15 page...
Aug 30 2021
Anonymous smartphone data collection: factors influencing the users’ acceptance in mobile crowd sensing
Gustarini M., Wac K., Dey A. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 20(1): 65-82, 2016. Type: Article
The authors define mobile crowd sensing (MCS) as follows: “a collaborative effort from mobile smartphone users to sense and share their data needed to fulfill a given MCS objective (e.g., modeling of urban traffic or wellness index of a comm...
May 6 2016
Opinions matter: a general approach to user profile modeling for contextual suggestion
Yang P., Wang H., Fang H., Cai D. Information Retrieval 18(6): 586-610, 2015. Type: Article
Recommender systems heavily rely on modeling accurate user profiles and preferences. For place recommender systems, the authors present the opinion-based user profile model. A user’s rating (like or dislike) groups the reviews of other users...
Feb 26 2016
Context-based ontology-driven recommendation strategies for tourism in ubiquitous computing
Shi L., Lin F., Yang T., Qi J., Ma W., Xu S. Wireless Personal Communications: An International Journal 76(4): 731-745, 2014. Type: Article
Tourism recommender systems have been an important area of research for over a decade and are gaining momentum with the help of ontology-driven systems. However, further improvements are warranted to enhance the relevance of the recommendations pr...
Nov 13 2014
Targeted advertising technologies in the ICT space: a use case driven analysis
Schlee C., Springer Vieweg, Darmstadt, Germany, 2013. 250 pp. Type: Book (978-3-834823-95-3)
Targeted advertising is one of today’s hot media buzzwords. Targeted advertising involves the compilation of detailed information about consumer preferences, specifically their Internet and other media consumption habits. Analyzing consumer ...
Jun 5 2014
Recommender systems: an introduction
Jannach D., Zanker M., Felfernig A., Friedrich G., Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 2010. 360 pp. Type: Book (978-0-521493-36-9)
Internet users typically search for items such as books and computers. Recommender systems provide not only the result of the search, but also a list of other items that the user may be interested in. This book describes many approaches to buildin...
Jan 5 2012
Web mining and social networking: techniques and applications
Xu G., Zhang Y., Li L., Springer-Verlag New York, Inc., New York, NY, 2010. 210 pp. Type: Book (978-1-441977-34-2)
Web mining refers to the process of extracting useful knowledge patterns from huge, dynamic, and heterogeneous data on the Web, by means of data mining or machine learning approaches. Social networking research uses network theory and Web mining t...
Oct 24 2011
Who is talking? An ontology-based opinion leader identification framework for word-of-mouth marketing in online social blogs
Li F., Du T. Decision Support Systems 51(1): 190-197, 2011. Type: Article
This paper proposes BARR, a framework for blog analysis. The framework considers blog content, author properties, reader properties, and the relationship between the author and the readers. Use of this framework can help identify hot topics, hot b...
Sep 2 2011
Location recommendation for location-based social networks
Ye M., Yin P., Lee W. GIS 2010 (Proceedings of the 18th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, San Jose, CA, Nov 2-5, 2010) 458-461, 2010. Type: Proceedings
In a world where social networking is becoming more and more important, users increasingly rely on the type of information such networks can offer. Recently developed location-based social networking services, such as Loopt and Foursquare, respond...
Feb 25 2011
Artificial intelligence: an international perspective (LNAI 5640)
Bramer M. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2009. Type: Divisible Book
Researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) who want to look at their field from new and stimulating points of view may be attracted to the title of this edited book, which promises to describe AI from “an international perspective.” W...
Feb 9 2011
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