Model and implementation of a self-adaptive social navigation system for public information systems
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This paper presents a model of a generic navigation system of a public information system, that can be used to improve the structure and content of the information repository via self-organization capabilities based on social navigation and interaction. This model has the primary goal of establishing a generic and adaptive social-based self-structuring navigation system. The model integrates the concepts of social navigation, interaction and self-adaptivity in a feedback control loop. The model focuses on self-adaptivity and includes elements of social navigation in all parts of the system, which enables the implementations based on this model to get social adaptability based on user actions individually, but also as a social environment, in every possible aspect of the functioning of the system. The introduced feedback control loop gives the possibility for further autonomous improvements of the organization of the information. As a proof of concept, this model is then used to build a prototype implementation solution that can be used to guide students towards better course selection during the semester enrolment process.
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