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Cultural artefacts in education: Analysis, ontologies and implementation (2008)
Presentation / Conference
Stewart, C., Chandramouli, K., Cristea, A., Brailsford, T., & Izquierdo, E. (2008, December). Cultural artefacts in education: Analysis, ontologies and implementation. Paper presented at 2008 International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering

Adaptive web technologies are often used in distance learning scenarios with little regard for learners’ cultural background. The CAE questionnaire determines the cultural artefacts that influence a learners behaviour within an educational environmen... Read More about Cultural artefacts in education: Analysis, ontologies and implementation.

The global perpetual dictionary of everything (2007)
Presentation / Conference
Ashman, H. L., Zhou, D., Goulding, J., Brailsford, T., & Truran, M. (2007, June). The global perpetual dictionary of everything. Paper presented at The Thirteenth Australasian World Wide Web Conference (AusWeb07)

Knowledge organising systems aim to classify, store, organise and structure data for the purposes of retrieval. They usually rely on algorithms designed to automate these functions. However a largely untapped but highly accurate resource which can co... Read More about The global perpetual dictionary of everything.

Wang cube simulator for self-assembly (2006)
Presentation / Conference
Ellabaan, M., & Brailsford, T. (2006, December). Wang cube simulator for self-assembly. Paper presented at ITI 4th International Conference on Information & Communications Technology (ICICT2006)

Self-assembly is a process by which simple objects autonomously assemble into complex system. Self-assembly process is ubiquitous in nature of the world. It may occur in levels ranging from nanoscale to astronomical scale. Self-assembly is an importa... Read More about Wang cube simulator for self-assembly.

Evaluation of interoperability of adaptive hypermedia systems: Testing the MOT to WHURLE conversion in a classroom setting (2005)
Presentation / Conference
Cristea, A. I., Stewart, C., Brailsford, T., & Cristea, P. (2005, July). Evaluation of interoperability of adaptive hypermedia systems: Testing the MOT to WHURLE conversion in a classroom setting. Paper presented at A3EH Workshop at the AIED 2005 Conference

The creation process of adaptive hypermedia is rarely evaluated. Moreover, conversion between different adaptive hypermedia systems has barely been proposed, yet alone tested in realistic settings. This paper presents the evaluation of the interopera... Read More about Evaluation of interoperability of adaptive hypermedia systems: Testing the MOT to WHURLE conversion in a classroom setting.

Integration of learning style theory in an adaptive educational hypermedia (AEH) system (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Brown, E., & Brailsford, T. (2004, September). Integration of learning style theory in an adaptive educational hypermedia (AEH) system. Paper presented at ALT-C 2004

Adaptive educational hypermedia (AEH - a branch of web-based learning) systems seek to personalise the learning experience for their users. User modelling can be performed using various criteria, such as prior ability or domain-specific knowledge, in... Read More about Integration of learning style theory in an adaptive educational hypermedia (AEH) system.

Links for learning: Linking for an adaptive learning environment (2004)
Presentation / Conference
Moore, A., Stewart, C., Martin, D., Brailsford, T., & Ashman, H. (2004, February). Links for learning: Linking for an adaptive learning environment. Paper presented at IASTED International Conference on Web-based Education (WBE 2004)

The automated generation of links within a body of educational material is critical to the cost-effective implementation of Technology Based Learning. This paper describes the linking system used by WHURLE - an adaptive web-based integrated learning... Read More about Links for learning: Linking for an adaptive learning environment.

User control of adaptation in an automated web-based learning environment (2002)
Presentation / Conference
Brailsford, T., Ashman, H., Stewart, C., Zakaria, M. R., & Moore, A. (2002, November). User control of adaptation in an automated web-based learning environment. Paper presented at First International Conference on Information Technology & Applications (ICITA 2002). Bathurst, Australia

Adaptive hypertext provides a powerful approach to the problems of providing information that is appropriate to the diverse needs of users, and it is most commonly implemented in education. In this paper we describe how an experimental XML- based ada... Read More about User control of adaptation in an automated web-based learning environment.

Towards a framework to effective web-based distributed learning (2001)
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Brailsford, T. J., Moore, A., Stewart, C. D., Zakaria, M. R., Choo, B. S., & Davies, P. M. (2001, May). Towards a framework to effective web-based distributed learning. Poster presented at Tenth International World Wide Web Conference

Developing web-based learning materials gives rise to a number of pedagogic problems. Learners are highly diverse in respect to their pedagogical requirements, and the implementation of an effective web-based learning strategy must avoid placing a he... Read More about Towards a framework to effective web-based distributed learning.

Personally tailored teaching in WHURLE using conditional transclusion
Presentation / Conference
Moore, A., Brailsford, T. J., & Stewart, C. D. Personally tailored teaching in WHURLE using conditional transclusion. Paper presented at 12th ACM conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 01)

The emergence of Technology Based Learning has generated a number of pedagogic problems related to learner diversity.. In this paper we present an interim snapshot of a prototype XSLT / XML hypermedia learning environment able to respond adaptively t... Read More about Personally tailored teaching in WHURLE using conditional transclusion.

Autonavigation, links and narrative in an adaptive web-based integrated learning environment
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Brailsford, T. J., Stewart, C. D., Zakaria, M. R., & Moore, A. Autonavigation, links and narrative in an adaptive web-based integrated learning environment. Paper presented at Proc. of The 11th International World Wide Web Conference

The WWW is having increasingly profound effects upon education at all levels. When carefully implemented, web-based educational technologies can offer a cost-efficient means of maintaining teaching quality in the face of almost universally declining... Read More about Autonavigation, links and narrative in an adaptive web-based integrated learning environment.

Pluggable user models for adaptive hypermedia in education
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Zakaria, M. R., Moore, A., Stewart, C. D., & Brailsford, T. J. Pluggable user models for adaptive hypermedia in education. Paper presented at Fourteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT 03)

Most adaptive hypermedia systems used in education implement a single user model – inevitably originally designed for a specific set of circumstances. In this paper we describe an architecture that makes use of XML pipelines to facilitate the impleme... Read More about Pluggable user models for adaptive hypermedia in education.

Practical applitudes: Case studies of applications of the ZigZag hypermedia system
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Moore, A., Goulding, J., Brailsford, T., & Ashman, H. Practical applitudes: Case studies of applications of the ZigZag hypermedia system. Paper presented at Proceedings of the fifteenth ACM conference on Hypertext and hypermedia

ZigZag is a paradigm of hypermedia that consists of a multidimensional system of principled interconnections. Its basic features and specifications are now well known, but despite this, very few practical applications have been described or discussed... Read More about Practical applitudes: Case studies of applications of the ZigZag hypermedia system.

Authoring and delivering adaptive courseware
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Stewart, C., Cristea, A., Moore, A., Brailsford, T., & Ashman, H. Authoring and delivering adaptive courseware. Paper presented at International Workshop on Authoring of Adaptive and Adaptable Educational Hypermedia, AH2004, Workshop proceedings (part II), Eindhoven, Netherlands

Adaptive Educatiooal Hypermedia (AEH) may be the answer to the imperative need of personalization in web-based education. Up to now, however, adaptive hypermedia environments have focussed more on end- deliveIY, and less on the authoring problems. Th... Read More about Authoring and delivering adaptive courseware.

Adapting for visual and verbal learning styles in AEH
Presentation / Conference
Brown, E., Stewart, C., & Brailsford, T. Adapting for visual and verbal learning styles in AEH. Paper presented at Advanced Learning Technologies, 2006. Sixth International Conference on

This paper describes how visual and verbal learning styles have been successfully integrated into an adaptive educational environment. User trials of this system were carried out, to determine the effect of the adaptation, and although these user tri... Read More about Adapting for visual and verbal learning styles in AEH.

Reappraising cognitive styles in adaptive web applications
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Brown, E., Brailsford, T., Fisher, T., Moore, A., & Ashman, H. Reappraising cognitive styles in adaptive web applications. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web (WWW 06)

The mechanisms for personalisation used in web applications are currently the subject of much debate amongst researchers from many diverse subject areas. One of the most contemporary ideas for user modelling in web applications is that of cognitive s... Read More about Reappraising cognitive styles in adaptive web applications.

LLAMA: automatic hypertext generation utilizing language models
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Zhou, D., Goulding, J., Truran, M., & Brailsford, T. LLAMA: automatic hypertext generation utilizing language models. Paper presented at Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia (HT07)

Manual hypertext construction is labour intensive and prone to error. Robust systems capable of automatic hypertext generation (AHG) could be of direct benefit to those individuals responsible for hypertext authoring. In this paper we propose a novel... Read More about LLAMA: automatic hypertext generation utilizing language models.

Real users, real results: examining the limitations of learning styles within AEH
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Brown, E., Fisher, T., & Brailsford, T. Real users, real results: examining the limitations of learning styles within AEH. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 18th conference on Hypertext and hypermedia (HT 07)

This paper examines the current state of AEH (adaptive educational hypermedia) research into explicit learning style modelling for user personalisation. It addresses the problem of non-naïve test subjects, who are often in user trials, thus contribut... Read More about Real users, real results: examining the limitations of learning styles within AEH.

Revealing the hidden rationality of user browsing behaviour
Presentation / Conference
Brown, E., Brailsford, T., Fisher, T., & van der Eijk, C. Revealing the hidden rationality of user browsing behaviour. Paper presented at Proceedings of the eighteenth conference on Hypertext and hypermedia

In this paper, we analyse web log data from user trials of the WHURLE-LS adaptive educational hypermedia (AEH) system from a behavioural perspective. This system allows users to switch from one presentational mode to another (visual, verbal or neutra... Read More about Revealing the hidden rationality of user browsing behaviour.

Ambiguity and unknown term translation in CLIR
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Zhou, D., Truran, M., & Brailsford, T. J. Ambiguity and unknown term translation in CLIR. Paper presented at CLEF (Working Notes)

In this paper we present a report on our participation in the CLEF Chinese-English ad hoc bilingual track, and we discuss a disambiguation strategy which employs a modified co-occurrence model to determine the most appropriate translation for a given... Read More about Ambiguity and unknown term translation in CLIR.