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Entwicklung einer mobilen Mind Map Applikation

Bachelor's thesis Jörg Simon 2014

Mind Maps are a tool developed by Tony Buzan to support creativ thinking, critical thinking, note taking and your memory, amongst other things. MeisterLabs developed MindMeister 2007, a online, real time collaborative MindMapping tool which runs in the browser. This work shows the developement of the MindMeister Mobile tools. In…

Visualizing Research Fields based on Scholarly Communication on the Web

Dissertation Peter Kraker 2014

In science, information overload is not a contemporary issue. At the beginning of a scientific study, it is therefore usually quite cumbersome to get an overview of a research field. In this thesis, I aim to address this problem of classic literature search with visualizations based on scholarly communication on…

Modelling and Acquiring Knowledge about Human Goals

Dissertation Mark Kröll 2012

Realizing the vision of machines behaving intelligently requires theacquisition of real-world knowledge including, but not limited to, knowledgeabout human goals. Understanding human goals can help (i) to answer "why"questions about user behavior and user interactions, (ii) to reason aboutpeople's goals or (iii) to generate action sequences that implement goals (plangeneration).…

SPARQL-Query Wizard

Master's thesis Karl Kappaun 2012

The Internet evolves from a simple collection of linked documents and a user which is only a consumer of the offered information, to an more interactive space, where the concept of „meaning“ gains more and more importance. The Semantic Web is born and comes with an evolution of interlinked, machine…

Visual Approach of Utilizing Mobile Sensor Data

Master's thesis Georg Bachmann 2012

When looking at the development of mobile devices in the past few years, it is obvious that smartphones and tablet computers are gaining more and more relevance. In Austria alone, smartphones constitute around one third of all mobile phones in use. Not only do smartphones get faster processors, more efficient…

Usage-based Calculation of Knowledge Maturing Indicators for Digital Resources in a Personal and Organizational Learning and Maturing Environment

Master's thesis Dieter Theiler 2012

Research in the field of ‘Knowledge Maturing’ focuses on improving knowledge construction processes within organizations. As guidance of knowledge workers plays an important role when it comes to developing knowledge, tools are sought to foster ‘Knowledge Maturing’-related activities. In this master thesis, ‘Knowledge Maturing Indicators’ get calculated upon traces of…

Visualisierung heterogener Datensätze in strukturierten Informationsressourcen

Master's thesis Belgin Mutlu 2012

The concept of the semantic web provides a pragmatic way for the structured informa- tion retrieval based on relationships within a content of the linked data. This retrieval is realized by applying the specific queries, i.e. SPARQL queries, on well-constructed data models. Besides the filter and navigation functions, a result…

Aspects of User Motivation in Social Tagging Systems

Dissertation Christian Körner 2012

Tagging describes the process of annotating resources with terms - so called "tags" - in order to enable better organization, retrieval and sharing of information. Today, a large number of diverse applications exist that allow users to annotate digital information from their libraries on the web. These systems are referred…

A User-centered Approach to Information Quality Assessment in Social Software Systems

Dissertation Nicolas Weber 2012

Over the past decade, the enormous increase in user generated content on the Web has provided an inexhaustible source of information, so much so that being able to find or locate a required piece of information has become more and more like finding a needle in a haystack. The problem…

Identifikation von relevanten Konzepten in einem Ontologie-basierten Kontext-Modell

Master's thesis Georg Kompacher 2011

Managing the massive amount of continously increasing personal information is becoming ever more difficult. Unobstrusive observation of the user in order to understanding the present user context can enable better support for the knowledge worker. The goal of this thesis is to identify entities of a user interaction context model…

Configurable User Profiling Service and Simulation's of User Behaivior in APOSDLE

Master's thesis Daniel Resanovic 2010

In a dynamical world of IT, adaptivity became one of the most important features. To enable adaptivity features of a system there has to be an appropriate infrastructure. Each component should be able to support and contribute to the adaptivity of such systems to a certain extent. How to design…

Anwendung von Data Mining Techniken in der Handels- und Versicherungsbranche

Dissertation Anna Kohlmayr 2009

In this work, we focus on business application of data mining techniques and cover a wide spectrum of approaches, methods and techniques falling under the umbrella of data mining. Many concepts are illustrated on examples that come from our own experience and practical work in the field. Giving a state-of-the-art…

Assoziative Suche für das Semantic Web - Ein netzbasierter Suchansatz unter Berücksichtigung semantischer und inhaltsbasierter Ähnlichkeiten

Dissertation Peter Scheir 2008

While in the current Web information is largely gathered by humans, the Semantic Web aims at having this task performed by computer programs. To achieve this goal information on the Web is enriched with machine-interpretable data that allows for identifying the meaning (semantics) of information on the Web. Approaches to…

Managementreporting mittels Java SOA Framework

Thesis (old curriculum) Mario Prettner 2008

Business management do have to make decisions. Key data and operating figures are building the main support rising these challenges. But the enormously growth of transactional data mostly stored in databases with enhancement of functionality of software systems at the same time, reuse and expandability of software components or libraries,…

Konzeption und Entwicklung eines generischen Wissenserschliessungsframeworks

Dissertation Michael Granitzer 2006

Steadily increasing information amounts require new ways and techniques for making knowledge efficiently and goal oriented utilisable. The lack of structure in information, the incomplete allocation of metadata, and the vagueness of human language make things even more difficult. For making information utilisable for different user groups, various techniques from…

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