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Information maps and landmarks as an interface to explore Web resources

Peter Brusilovsky
Assistant Professor of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, University of Pittsburgh; Adjunct Research Scientist, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)


The practical problem behind this talk is building links from traditional closed corpus educational resources to open corpus Web pages in the context of Web-based education. The proposed solution is landmark-based navigation using semantic maps of information space—an approach that we are currently investigating. This talk presents the mechanism behind this approach, demonstrates a system KnowledgeSea that implements this approach, and reports results of two classroom studies of the KnowledgeSea system.

Speaker's Bio

Peter Brusilovsky is an Assistant Professor of Information Science and Intelligent Systems at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an adjunct research scientist at HCII. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees from the Moscow State University. Peter has served as a visiting researcher/professor at Sussex University (UK), Tokyo Denki University (Japan), and University of Trier (Germany). In 1996–1998 he was a visiting research scientist at HCII. Peter Brusilovsky’s research interests include adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web, student and user modeling, and navigation support in virtual environments. He is an editor of several books and special issues on adaptive hypermedia and adaptive Web.