Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Tim Brailsford

Image

Tim Brailsford

Head of Department Computer Science and Creative Techonologies


Enhancing reflective learning experiences in museums through interactive installations (2018)
Journal Article
Hai, H., Lo, W. H., Ng, H. H., Brailsford, T., & O'Malley, C. (2018). Enhancing reflective learning experiences in museums through interactive installations

In this study we examine the effect that several technological affordances have upon the experiences of children while visiting a museum, focusing upon engagement, discussion and reflection. The museum is the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum in Malacca, M... Read More about Enhancing reflective learning experiences in museums through interactive installations.

Towards computation of novel ideas from corpora of scientific text (2015)
Journal Article
Liu, H., Goulding, J., & Brailsford, T. (2015). Towards computation of novel ideas from corpora of scientific text. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9285, 541-556. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23525-7_33

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. In this work we present a method for the computation of novel ‘ideas’ from corpora of scientific text. The system functions by first detecting concept noun-phrases within the titles and abstracts... Read More about Towards computation of novel ideas from corpora of scientific text.

On the Turing Completeness of the Semantic Web (2014)
Journal Article
Pourabdollah, A., & Brailsford, T. (2014). On the Turing Completeness of the Semantic Web. Theory of Computing Systems, 56(2), 291-308. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00224-014-9536-x

© 2014, Springer Science+Business Media New York. The evidenced fact that “Linking is as powerful as computing” in a dynamic web context has lead to evaluating Turing completeness for hypertext systems based on their linking model. The same evaluatio... Read More about On the Turing Completeness of the Semantic Web.

The ethical and social implications of personalization technologies for e-learning (2014)
Journal Article
Toms, E. G., Sheng, Q. Z., Cristea, A. I., Ashman, H., Brailsford, T., Cristea, A. I., …Wade, V. (2014). The ethical and social implications of personalization technologies for e-learning. Information and Management, 51(6), 819-832. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.im.2014.04.003

Personalization in information systems can be considered beneficial but also ethically and socially harmful. Like many other technologies, the uptake of personalization has been rapid, with inadequate consideration given to its effects. Personalizati... Read More about The ethical and social implications of personalization technologies for e-learning.

Translation techniques in cross-language information retrieval (2012)
Journal Article
Zhou, D., Truran, M., Brailsford, T., Wade, V., & Ashman, H. (2012). Translation techniques in cross-language information retrieval. ACM Computing Surveys, 45(1), 1-44. https://doi.org/10.1145/2379776.2379777

Cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) is an active sub-domain of information retrieval (IR). Like IR, CLIR is centered on the search for documents and for information contained within those documents. Unlike IR, CLIR must reconcile queries and... Read More about Translation techniques in cross-language information retrieval.

HCI and the Web (2012)
Book Chapter
Ashman, H., Brailsford, T., Burnett, G., Goulding, J., Moore, A., Stewart, G., & Truran, M. (2012). HCI and the Web. In J. A. Jacko (Ed.), Human Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies, and Emerging Applications, 565-588. CRC Press

Web browsers have no inherent way of presenting the structure and interrelationships of data of any sort. For example, there is no way to visualize even the simple interrelationships of web documents, such as “Where can I go from here?” or “Which doc... Read More about HCI and the Web.

Generating unambiguous URL clusters from web search (2009)
Conference Proceeding
Ashman, H., Goulding, J., Truran, M., Hooijmaijers, D., Donner, C., Smith, G., …Ashman, H. (2009). Generating unambiguous URL clusters from web search. https://doi.org/10.1145/1507509.1507514

This paper reports on the generation of unambiguous clusters of from clickthrough data from the MSN search query log (the RFP 2006 dataset). Selections (clickthroughs) by a user from a single query can be assumed to have some semantic relevance, and... Read More about Generating unambiguous URL clusters from web search.

Evaluating Learning Style Personalization in Adaptive Systems: Quantitative Methods and Approaches (2009)
Journal Article
Brailsford, T. J., Brown, E. J., Brown, E. J., Brailsford, T. J., Fisher, T., & Moore, A. (2009). Evaluating Learning Style Personalization in Adaptive Systems: Quantitative Methods and Approaches. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2(1), 10-22. https://doi.org/10.1109/TLT.2009.11

It is a widely held assumption that learning style is a useful model for quantifying user characteristics for effective personalized learning. We set out to challenge this assumption by discussing the current state of the art in relation to quantitat... Read More about Evaluating Learning Style Personalization in Adaptive Systems: Quantitative Methods and Approaches.

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.