Annalina Caputo

Temporal Aware Personalised Information Retrieval

Human interests, preferences and needs evolve over time. They change to reflect a growth in knowledge, the emergence of new interests and the waning of old. They are affected by context, both personal and global, be it the latest Olympic Games or your plans for the next Christmas holidays. They impact the way we look for and consume information.
During my EDGE fellowship, I will analyse the factors behind the temporal dynamics that govern information behaviour i.e. the time-based patterns and trends that reveal changes in the way humans interact with, seek, and utilise information.
The TAPIR project will define a new generation of temporal-aware user models that will support users in the seeking and consuming information, with the aim of providing the right information at the right moment.