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Title: The Evaluation of Adaptive and User-Adaptive Systems: A Review
Author: WADE, VINCENT PATRICK
SHARP, MARY
LAWLESS, SEAMUS
MULWA, CATHERINE
Sponsor: 
Name Grant Number
07/CE/I1142

Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/selawles
http://people.tcd.ie/vwade
http://people.tcd.ie/msharp
Keywords: Computer Science and Engineering
adaptive information retrieval systems
user-adaptive systems
user-centred evaluations
Issue Date: 2011
Citation: Catherine Mulwa, Séamus Lawless, Mary Sharp and Vincent Wade, The Evaluation of Adaptive and User-Adaptive Systems: A Review, International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, 2, 2/3, 2011, 138 - 156
Series/Report no.: International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence
2
2/3
Abstract: A current problem with the research of adaptive systems is the inconsistency of evaluation applied to the adaptive systems. However, evaluating an adaptive system is a difficult task due to the complexity of such systems. Evaluators need to ensure correct evaluation methods and measurement metrics are used. This paper reviews a variety of evaluation techniques applied in adaptive and user-adaptive systems. More specifically, it focuses on the user-centred evaluation of adaptive systems such as personalised recommender systems and adaptive information retrieval systems. The review tackles the question of ‘How have user-centred evaluations of adaptive and user-adaptive systems been conducted and how can these evaluation practices be improved?’ Based on the analysed results of the: (a) evaluation approaches, (b) user-centred evaluation techniques, and (c) evaluation metrics, we propose an evaluation framework for end-user experience in evaluating adaptive systems (EFEx).
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/62458
Related links: http://www.scss.tcd.ie/seamus.lawless/papers/ijkwi2011.pdf
http://www.inderscience.com/search/index.php?action=record&rec_id=44120&prevQuery=&ps=10&m=or
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