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User Modelling Based on Topic Maps

In large-scaled, multi-user information systems, the key issue is to select the right portions of content for an individual user and to present it in an adequate way. Therefore, the effectiveness of such systems highly depends on the quality of user modelling. In this paper we present a new way of user modelling based on topic maps that holds both the individual interest of a user in specific areas of interest and the structure of knowledge lying behind.