Modelling the Interests of a News Service User

  • Fredrik Åhman
  • Annika Waern
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2109)


We have developed a filtering service for an on-line news channel. In this domain, both content-based and collaborative filtering proved difficult to apply. Our solution was make extensive use of user involvement. In particular, we use the information gathered when users send tips about news articles to their friends. The paper describes the types of user involvement that our system allows, the techniques used for user modelling, and how these are used to generate relevant user-adaptive behaviour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fredrik Åhman
    • 1
  • Annika Waern
    • 1
  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Computer ScienceSeKistaSweden

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