A Semantic Web-Based Approach for Building Personalized News Services

A Semantic Web-Based Approach for Building Personalized News Services

Flavius Frasincar (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Jethro Borsje (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Leonard Levering (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/jebr.2009082103


This article proposes Hermes, a Semantic Web-based framework for building personalized news services. It makes use of ontologies for knowledge representation, natural language processing techniques for semantic text analysis, and semantic query languages for specifying wanted information. Hermes is supported by an implementation of the framework, the Hermes News Portal, a tool which allows users to have a personalized online access to news items. The Hermes framework and its associated implementation aim at advancing the state-of-the-art of semantic approaches for personalized news services by employing Semantic Web standards, exploiting domain information, using a word sense disambiguation procedure, and being able to express temporal constraints for the desired news items.

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