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Finding out the intention of a user of Educational Hypermedia

, , , Leeds Metropolitan University

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Hypermedia has been identified as a promising medium for education. However, it is beset with problems concerning the complexity of navigation and meeting the individual needs of the user. This paper is concerned with a domain-independent metric that can be used to extract information about a user of an educational hypermedia system with a view to tailoring the hypermedia to meet the user's individual needs. The metric attempts to discover a user's information seeking goal when they are using a hypermedia system based upon the patterns they make as they navigate the hypermedia. Discussed within are the types of patterns that a hypermedia navigator may use and how they may be used to infer the user's information seeking goal. Experiments, used to demonstrate the validity of this approach are described and discussed.


Mullier, D., Hobbs, D. & Moore, D. (2000). Finding out the intention of a user of Educational Hypermedia. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 794-799). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 1, 2020 from .

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