Deployment of personalized e-catalogues: An agent-based framework integrated with XML metadata and user models

Duen-Ren Liu*, Yuh Jaan Lin, Chung Min Chen, Ya Wen Huang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In e-commerce applications, supporting electronic catalogues (e-catalogues) to provide product-search services on the Internet is emerging as an important function of electronic brokers (e-brokers). However, as the Internet expands, an increasing number of virtual stores are selling products on-line. The explosive growth of information is creating difficulties for customers searching for the product information they desire. In this work, an integrated framework is proposed to develop personalized e-catalogues. The proposed framework integrates XML-based metadata models, user models and agents. The XML-based metadata model can facilitate resource-discovery and format translation, and can flexibly model the definitions of diverse product attributes in heterogeneous data resources. The proposed user model can model a user's shopping interests to resources, categories and products. This work integrates the agent technology with the proposed metadata model and user model to develop a personalized e-catalogue system. The novel system effectively provides an integrated search for heterogeneous product information, as well as supporting personalized product search and browsing for each user based upon their profiles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-228
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Network and Computer Applications
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001

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