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I studied Computer Science at the University of Linz (Austria). In 2001 I joined Salzburg Research to work on a FWF (Austrian Fonds zur Foederung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung) funded project called Trailist. Trailist explores the notion of user trails, which are built from information about the users' browsing paths and activities, to assist them in navigating vast information spaces. During the project an open framework of middleware components supporting the construction of trail-based applications was developed. The research output resulted in a doctoral thesis. My current research interests focus on navigation support, recommender systems, web technology and physical hypermedia.
Some other projects I worked on:
- Smart Content Factory (SCF). SCF aims at building an infrastructure for the knowledge-based retrieval, i.e. retrieval supported by thesauri and ontologies, of multimedia content.
- I-IMAGE, which builds up a web-based image repository.
- InterEDU: The projectIntelligent EduMedia Repository develops the framework for an online platformfor educational multimedia content (EduMedia repository) that allows the organisation and composition of learning material, the reuse of and search for multimedia content, and the assessment and discussion of learning material enabled by applying SemanticWeb and Web 2.0 technologies.
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Burger, Tobias, Gams, Erich, Gunter, Georg (2005): Smart content factory: assisting search for digital objects by generic linking concepts to. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext , 2005, . pp. 286-287. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1083356.1083423
Gams, Erich, Reich, Sigi (2004): Following your colleagues\' footprints: navigation support with trails in shared directori. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext , 2004, . pp. 89-90. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1012807.1012833
Reich, Sigi, Gams, Erich (2001): Trailist -- focusing on document activity for assisting navigation. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 29-30. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/504216.504226