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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).…

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…

Entwicklung einer Toolbar zur kollaborativen Qualitätsbewertung und Qualitätssteigerung in MediaWiki

Bachelor's thesis Wilhelm Jobstmann 2011

A MediaWiki is a Social Web application which supports a group or users to collaboratively create, maintain and share content. The main functionalities of a MediaWiki are creating, editing and linking articles to supply navigation between them and to add articles to categories ([Barrett, 2009]). In some cases it is…

User Model Serivces for Adaptive Work-integrated Learning

Master's thesis Günter Beham 2011

A major challenge when designing software for work-integrated learning (WIL) is that the system provides real-time learning support adapted to a user’s situation and background knowledge (adaptive system). In order to adapt to the user’s situa- tion and characteristics, a user model is needed that is continuously updated to the…

Suche und Klassifikation von informationstechnologischen Spezifikationen

Master's thesis Matthias Hilpold 2010

In our days the amount of digital data increases every day. A part of this data is available through the Internet for everyone and at any time. Different search engines support the user to find the desired information on the Internet. Even on an Intranet of a large company the…

Pragmatic Analysis of Tagging Motivation in Social Tagging Systems

Master's thesis Hans-Peter Grahsl 2010

Social tagging systems allow users to annotate different kinds of web-resources (URLs, photos, publications etc.) by means of a freely chosen and unbounded vocabulary of terms, so-called tags. While earlier research has been primarily focused on the analysis of the structure and the dynamics of social tagging systems, research has…

Analyse und Kategorisierung von Twitter Feeds

Master's thesis Christopher Horn 2010

Social networks like Twitter are the latest trend in the globalized world. Twitter is used in different scenarios by a broad set of different users. Mining their messages may reveal valuable information. In this thesis, we propose a way to automatically classify Tweets (and thus the users) using a supervised…

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…

Reflexionsintegration im arbeitsintegrierten Lernen

Thesis (old curriculum) Alfred Radl 2009

This paper deals with the concept of reflection, especially with the adoption of the reflective process to the field of work integrated learning. Reflection will be seen as an ability of a knowledge worker to increase the efficiency of his decision-making process. The knowledge worker is introduced as a person…

Authentifizierung in Netzwerken unter Verwendung eines Single Sign-On Systems

Thesis (old curriculum) Alexander Plaschke 2009

Usage of distributed network services and applications has recently become an integral element in daily corporate business as well as in private use. Nevertheless, users have to interact and communicate with a variety of systems, each one using its own dedicated identification mechanism. Over a certain period of time users…

Social-focused Network Analysis of User Goals Extracted from a Large Search Query Log

Master's thesis Christian Körner 2009

Search engines represent a primary instrument for users of the World Wide Web to express their informational needs. However, during the process of search query formulation, the original intention behind a search query is often lost. This master's thesis aims to address this problem by studying the construction of different…

Relevanz-Feedback in Information Retrieval Systemen

Thesis (old curriculum) Peter Prettenhofer 2009

This thesis explores the use of connectionist models for adaptive information retrieval. In general, adaptive information retrieval refers to the process of adapting the search towards the users context and need (cf. [Joho et al., 2008]). In particular, the goal of an adaptive information retrieval system is to improve retrieval…

SOA in e-Government: SOA Methoden für die Integration von e-Government Backoffice Systemen

Thesis (old curriculum) Arian Mavriqi 2008

E-Government programs are constantly evolving. This evolution is driven by demands of todays information society and innovation in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). E-Government is also transforming public administration compartmentalized structure into a unified environment in which public institutions collaborate instead of only coexisting. The aim of…

Building Scalable and Smart Multimedia Applications on the Semantic Web

Dissertation Michael Hausenblas 2008

The Semantic Web has become reality over the past couple of years. While certain practical Topics-such as interoperability, etc.-have at least partially been addressed, scalability and expressivity issues regarding the utilisation of multimedia metadata on the Semantic Web are still widely neglected. However, existing Web (2.0) applications handling millions of…

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