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Augmenting Financial News for Individuals and Organizations
2002 (English)In: International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, ISSN 1560-4624, Vol. 12, no 1-4, 277-287 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

News can be made more relevant to readers by customising its content. Information Augmentation (IA) combines continuous information streams, like a financial news service, with selected data from heterogeneous information sources. These can be internal databases of any user community, or external resources like encyclopaedia and web search engines. Professional editors add semantic metadata to information flow when the content has been created. Data resources for augmentation are modelled with descriptive metadata and monitored by information mediators. Rich and dynamically changing user and community models are gathered. These models consist of the special interests, expertise level, previous activity, and community context, of any individual user. The personalisation and augmentation process is implemented with an agent-based architecture, which consists of profiling, mediation, and augmentation agents. The profiling agent monitors individual users and user communities. The mediator agent connects various types of data resources and combines data into a XML based format used in augmentation. Augmentation agents receive necessary information from the mediator agent, and present the news context for the reader. The augmentation tools that have been built for the domain of financial news include (1) historical news context; (2) an explanation of financial terms; (3) number comparison; (4) company tracking; and (5) news map.

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2002. Vol. 12, no 1-4, 277-287 p.
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information augmentation, contextualisation, financial news, user profile, community profile
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Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-90188OAI: diva2:504356
NR 20140805Available from: 2012-02-20 Created: 2012-02-20Bibliographically approved

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