Towards intelligent and adaptive digital library services

Md Maruf Hasan, Ekawit Nantajeewarawat

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In this paper, we introduced a 3-Layer digital library architecture that facilitates intelligent and adaptive digital library services. We aimed at integrating DL contents with domain-ontology, user-profile and usage-pattern by means of intelligent algorithms and techniques. On top of an open-source digital library system, we developed required modules to capture and manipulate necessary data with the help of efficient techniques such as ontology-driven topic inference, collaborative filtering, single exponential smoothing, etc. We verified that our approach is capable of enhancing and adapting user profile dynamically with the help of ontology-driven topic inference and usage-pattern analysis. Usage pattern and content -based collaborative-filtering techniques are used in developing adaptive recommendation service. We also proposed a User Interest-Drift algorithm based on single exponential smoothing techniques. Our preliminary experimental results and exploratory analyses show that our approach has created positive user experience in a small digital library environment. Large scale deployment of the proposed digital library system along with further refinement of algorithms is also planned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Libraries
Subtitle of host publicationUniversal and Ubiquitous Access to Information - 11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540895329, 9783540895329
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 2 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5362 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries, ICADL 2008


  • Collaborative filtering
  • Digital library
  • Interest-drift modeling
  • Ontology-based topic inference
  • Recommender system
  • User modelling

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