Theses

Here you can find theses of Know-Center employees

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).…

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…

Content Facets for Individual Information Needs in Media

Dissertation Elisabeth Lex 2011

The amount of content published in traditional media is huge and steadily growing. Additionally, social media gained momentum since people use blogs to share comments and opinions to current events. However, blog content is questionable in respect to quality since blogs are neither reviewed nor edited. From the media consumer…

Analysis of Sequences of Machine States

Master's thesis Martin Stimpfl 2010

Data Mining is a keyword for methods and algorithms which are more and more evolving and raising expectations in many fields of information technology nowadays. Computer-aided "mining" for complex correlations in huge bulks of data is a topic of particular interest for a software company from Graz being engaged in…

Evaluating the Domain Model of Adaptive Work-Integrated Learning Systems

Dissertation Barbara Kump 2010

Adaptive learning systems have been suggested as highly promising means to support work-integrated learning. Adaptivity in a learning system is the result of a complex interaction between a domain model, a learner model and an instructional model. Existing approaches for evaluating adaptive learning systems take into account the learner model…

Automatic Support for Ontology Evaluation - Review of Entailed Statements and Assertional Effects for OWL Ontologies

Dissertation Viktoria Pammer 2010

The typical goal of representing knowledge formally is to make knowledge accessible to machines. Hence, knowledge representation formalisms are chosen to accommodate well to the strengths of machines, often at the expense of being less easy to understand for humans. At the same time, formal representations are most often created…

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…

Intraorganisationaler Wissenstransfer mit Wikis und Weblogs: Eine explorative Mehrfachfallstudie

Dissertation Alexander Stocker 2009

Web 2.0 has emerged as the new user-centered Web equipped with social features. It empowers users to become the main creators of content: Many successful platforms including Wikipedia, Youtube, Facebook and MySpace are built upon the principle of user-generated content. Stimulated by the huge success, innovative managers want to adopt…

Die Wissenslandkarte als Werkzeug zur Unterstützung der Wiederverwendung projektbezogener Informationen in Organisationen.

Thesis (old curriculum) Elisabeth Hackl 2005

Knowledge Maps are generally seen as tools that increase efficiency within organisations by facilitating the location of a company's knowledge and therefore avoid redundancies. This thesis aims to answer the question, how the Know-Center's Knowledge Map has to be designed to support the reuse of project related solutions and knowledge.…

Understanding and Supporting Intersubjective Meaning Making in Socio-Technical Systems: A Cognitive Psychology Perspective

Dissertation Sebastian Dennerlein

The planned dissertation will consider collaborative knowledge construction in socio-technical systems to shed more light on the process of Intersubjective Meaning Making (IMM) and provide it with adequate support. As essence of collaboration, IMM appears in the interactions of persons with or within all kinds of artifacts (e.g. documents, pictures,…

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