Adaptivity in Entity Subscription Services
George Giannakopoulos and Themis Palpanas
In: ADAPTIVE 2009 (ComputationWorld 2009), Athens, Greece(2009).
Real-word entities can be mapped to unique entity identiﬁers through an Entity Name System (ENS), to systematically support the re-use of these identiﬁers and disambiguate references to real world entities in the Web. An entity subscription service informs subscribed users of changes in the descriptive data of an entity, which is a set of attribute name-value pairs. We study the design, implementation and application of an adaptable push-policy subscription service, within a large-scale ENS. The subscription system aims to deliver ranked descriptions of the changes on entities, following user preferences through a feedback-driven adaptation process.The adaptation is based on both the content and the type of each entity change. We evaluate the learning curve of the system and the utility of the content-type discrimination. The experiments demonstrate good results, especially in the system’s content-aware adaptation aspect.