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Open user profiles for adaptive news systems: help or harm?

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Open user profiles for adaptive news systems: help or harm?
Over the last five years, a range of projects have focused on progressively more elaborated techniques for adaptive news delivery. However, the adaptation process in these systems has become more complicated and thus less transparent to the users. In this paper, we concentrate on the application of open user models in adding transparency and controllability to adaptive news systems. We present a personalized news system, YourNews, which allows users to view and edit their interest profiles, and report a user study on the system. Our results confirm that users prefer transparency and control in their systems, and generate more trust to such systems. However, similar to previous studies, our study demonstrate that this ability to edit user profiles may also harm the system's performance and has to be used with caution. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.1 [Content Analysis and Indexing]: Indexing method; H.3.3 [Information Search and Retrieval]: Information filtering; Relevance...
Jae-wook Ahn, Peter Brusilovsky, Jonathan Grady, D
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where WWW
Authors Jae-wook Ahn, Peter Brusilovsky, Jonathan Grady, Daqing He, Sue Yeon Syn
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