PALTask: An Automated Means to Retrieve Personalized Web Resources in a Multiuser Setting

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dc.contributor.author Jain, Pratik
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-26T22:51:41Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-26T22:51:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-06-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6279
dc.description.abstract When performing web searches, users manually open a web browser, direct it to a search engine, input keywords, and finally manually filter and select relevant results. This repetitive task can negatively impact the user's experience, something the automation and personalization of web search can address. This thesis presents PALTask, an Instant Messaging (IM) application that exploits context of both the user and their conversation in order to automate and personalize related web tasks such as web searches relevant to the conversation. PALTask dynamically gathers context and provides feedback from the user and the system at runtime including keywords from the conversation and running them through various search services such as YouTube and Google to retrieve relevant results. This thesis also explores various natural language processing (NLP) tasks such as keyword extraction, sentiment analysis, and stemming. These NLP tasks help in the collection of dynamic context at runtime, identifying personalized context, and analyzing it to improve the user's experience. We also present our keyword ranking algorithm which aims to improve accuracy when retrieving web resources. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject PALTask en_US
dc.subject Chatting Tool en_US
dc.subject Context Gathering en_US
dc.subject Keyword Extractor en_US
dc.title PALTask: An Automated Means to Retrieve Personalized Web Resources in a Multiuser Setting en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Muller, Hausi A.
dc.degree.department Department of Computer Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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