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Swinke T.,Worms University of Applied Sciences
International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning | Year: 2012

This paper examines what current learning systems offer towards the idea of a multi-dimensional learning system. It will show the requirements for a multidimensional learning system and that no current system is able to meet them. Therefore a new model is proposed that is not only capable of fulfilling the requirements for cultural diversity but also of satisfying the rising demand for personalization that has been rising in the course of the last twenty years. This new model will enable systems, which bring the personalization of e-learning to the next level.

Martin L.,Worms University of Applied Sciences
Proceedings - 7th International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology, QUATIC 2010 | Year: 2010

Nowadays, companies and home users use websites offering services ranging from web sites up to complex web applications. The ergonomics of these applications are an important criterion for their success. This paper presents techniques to gather usage information about a web 2.0 application. With the help of this information, a usability engineer can interpret usability data accurately and improve the chances for adoption of the web application by a wide range of users. © 2010 IEEE.

Heinemann E.,Worms University of Applied Sciences
International Conference on Information Society, i-Society 2014 | Year: 2015

The Internet has become mobile. A recent study stated that approximately 54 percent of all online content will be accessed via mobile devices already by the end of 2017. We are informed while shopping on review sites about the scanned product and compare its price among online providers. We find the nearest Italian restaurant based on our current site and complain in real time on social platforms about the over salted potato soup. We check - with a digital gym on the wrist - our running and sleeping behavior and compare our diet results with the rest of the (online) world. Thanks to smart devices our customers are almost continuously online. And they have an unprecedented transparency about what we are doing as a company. In good times as in bad. Therefore, the following contribution explains how our user behavior has changed through the triumph of the mobile Internet and what consequences should attract business from it. It offers specific examples and facts from business and private life based on German stats. © 2014 Infonomics Society.

Georgieff L.,Worms University of Applied Sciences
Information Wants to be a Topic Map: 6th International Conference on Topic Maps Research and Applications, TMRA 2010 | Year: 2010

Topic Maps (TM) is a powerful standard family to describe real world scenarios in computer processable data structures. On one hand it is so generic that arbitrary ontologies can be defined on the other hand this limitless concept brings up some problems when visualising this information to users who are not familiar with Topic Maps. To make TM databases applicable for end users it is necessary to solve the visualising problems of such a generic concept without enforcing limitations to it. This proposal presents the concepts of a description language to be created to design a graphical user interface (GUI) for specific ontologies defined in Topic Maps.

Kuster M.W.,Worms University of Applied Sciences
Proceedings of the International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition, ICDAR | Year: 2011

The lead medium of the humanities is text, but text with special characteristics that can be quite different from a normal monolingual article in most modern scripts. Text that can be derived from manuscripts, from retro digitization of previous scholarly publications such as critical editions and dictionaries, from books printed centuries ago, applying conventions no longer in force today. The keynote identifies four major challenges for recognizing humanities data: Unusual characters, unusual layouts, unusual semantics and unusual segmentations. Each challenge is illustrated with concrete examples taken from a variety of times and places, starting with cuneiform tablets, an extract from a Greek manuscript, a page from a multilingual critical edition, a renaissance print, a lemma from a scholarly dictionary, and some more. In addition, scholarly humanities data is typically marked up using domain-specific rich XML-based formats based on the TEI P5 guidelines. Any format that an OCR program produces must be sufficiently rich to permit for a mapping on TEI-compliant markup in order to be capable of reproducing the full richness of the original. A closer view at the Text Grid virtual research environment for the humanities and its Text-Image Link Editor (TBLE) demonstrates how scholars currently tackle these tasks. It analyzes where automatization can facilitate their task and enable new dimensions of research. © 2011 IEEE.

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