Conference Papers

Multilingual Ontology-based User Profile Enrichment

AuthorErnesto William De Luca, Till Plumbaum, Jérôme Kunegis, Sahin Albayrak
Source1st Workshop on the Multilingual Semantic Web 
LinksUni-Library 

In this paper, we discuss the possibility of enriching user pro- files with multilingual information. Nowadays, the English language is the de facto standard language of commerce and science, however users can speak and interact also in other languages. This brings up the need of enriching the user pro- files with multilingual information. Therefore, we propose to combine ontology-based user modeling with the informa- tion included in the RDF/OWL EuroWordNet hierarchy. In this way, we can personalize retrieval results according to user preferences, filtering relevant information taking into account the multilingual background of the user.