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dc.contributor.advisorVassileva, Julitaen_US
dc.creatorTariq, Muhammaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-18T18:55:08Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:53:31Z
dc.date.available2010-08-24T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:53:31Z
dc.date.created2009-08en_US
dc.date.issued2009-08en_US
dc.date.submittedAugust 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-08182009-185508en_US
dc.description.abstractThe thesis addresses three main problems in the area of user modeling and adaptation in the context of online communities: 1) Dealing with unique and changing user modeling needs of online communities. 2) Involving users in design of the user modeling process. 3) Interoperability of user models across different communities. A new policy based-approach for user modeling is proposed, that allows explicit declarative representation of the user modeling and adaptation process in terms of policies, which can be viewed and edited by users. This policy-based user model framework is implemented in the MCComtella community framework, developed as part of this thesis work, which allows hosting multiple communities, creating new communities by users, and which supports users in setting explicit user modeling policies defining participation rewards, roles and movement of users across communities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectonline communitiesen_US
dc.subjectdistributed user modelingen_US
dc.subjectuser policiesen_US
dc.titlePolices for distributed user modeling in online communitiesen_US
thesis.degree.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.Sc.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDeters , Ralphen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLynch, Denarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLudwig, Simoneen_US


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