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Towards a Ubiquitous User Model for Profile Sharing and Reuse
AbstractPeople interact with systems and applications through several devices and are willing to share information about preferences, interests and characteristics. Social networking profiles, data from advanced sensors attached to personal gadgets, and semantic web technologies such as FOAF and microformats are valuable sources of personal information that could provide a fair understanding of the user, but profile information is scattered over different user models. Some researchers in the ubiquitous user modeling community envision the need to share user model’s information from heterogeneous sources. In this paper, we address the syntactic and semantic heterogeneity of user models in order to enable user modeling interoperability. We present a dynamic user profile structure based in Simple Knowledge Organization for the Web (SKOS) to provide knowledge representation for ubiquitous user model. We propose a two-tier matching strategy for concept schemas alignment to enable user modeling interoperability. Our proposal is proved in the application scenario of sharing and reusing data in order to deal with overweight and obesity.
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Martinez-Villaseñor, M.L.; Gonzalez-Mendoza, M.; Hernandez-Gress, N. Towards a Ubiquitous User Model for Profile Sharing and Reuse. Sensors 2012, 12, 13249-13283.View more citation formats
Martinez-Villaseñor ML, Gonzalez-Mendoza M, Hernandez-Gress N. Towards a Ubiquitous User Model for Profile Sharing and Reuse. Sensors. 2012; 12(10):13249-13283.Chicago/Turabian Style
Martinez-Villaseñor, Maria L.; Gonzalez-Mendoza, Miguel; Hernandez-Gress, Neil. 2012. "Towards a Ubiquitous User Model for Profile Sharing and Reuse." Sensors 12, no. 10: 13249-13283.