CSA4020 is a double credit (28-hour) lecture course which is given to final-year students in the Computer Science track of the B.Sc. (Hons.) I.T. degree awarded by the University of Malta. The course is split into 2 parts:
Please note that although there are only 17 lectures listed, some of them contain two lectures worth of material.
A good introduction to the issues of Adaptive Hypertext, and a description of some AHSs is Brusilovsky, P. (1996) Methods and techniques of adaptive hypermedia. In User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 6 (2-3), pp. 87-129. Available on-line at: http://www.contrib.andrew.cmu.edu/~plb/UMUAI.ps. For User Modelling, see Kobsa, A. (1993): User Modeling: Recent Work, Prospects and Hazards. In: M. Schneider-Hufschmidt, T. Kühme and U. Malinowski, eds.: Adaptive User Interfaces: Principles and Practice. Amsterdam: North Holland Elsevier. Available online at: http://fit.gmd.de/~kobsa/papers/1993-aui-kobsa.pdf.
Lecture 11: Introduction to Adaptive Hypertext Systems.
Lecture 12: Problems that Adaptive Hypertext Systems attempt to solve.
Lecture 13: Solutions provided by Adaptive Hypertext Systems. (PDF version)
Lecture 14: The Dexter Hypertext Reference Model. (PDF version)
Lecture 15: Introduction to User Modelling. (PDF version)
Lecture 16: Closed-world AHSs using ITS as an example. (PDF version)
Lecture 17: The Architecture of a Generic AHS: Personal WebWatcher. (PDF version Uncompressed, Compressed)
Date last amended: Tuesday 4th November, 2003