Using Semantics to Personalize Access to Data-Intensive Web Sources

  • Monika Starzecka
  • Adam Walczak
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 37)


Data-intensive Web sites are an important and growing source of well-structured information on the Web. Their potential value remains largely unused as they pose a number of challenges to both machine and human users. They are dispersed and provide heterogeneous, rigid, site-specific and non-personalizable query and navigation interfaces. In this paper we present outline of method for accessing data from data-intensive Web sites in an uniform way. Our method is independent of the source and allows for personalization of the access to data. We describe how domain ontology is used for definition of personalized GUI. Then initial evaluation of described method is provided.


Data-Intensive Web sites Deep Web personalization semantics ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monika Starzecka
    • 1
  • Adam Walczak
    • 1
  1. 1.Poznan University of EconomicsPoznanPoland

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