Engineering an Open Web Syndication Interchange with Discovery and Recommender Capabilities

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dc.contributor.author O'Riordan, Adrian P.
dc.contributor.author O'Mahoney, Oliver
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-20T16:10:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-20T16:10:50Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation O'Riordan, A., O'Mahoney, O.; (2011) 'Engineering an Open Web Syndication Interchange with Discovery and Recommender Capabilities'. Journal of Digital Information, 12 (1). en
dc.identifier.volume 12 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.issn 1368-7506
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/980
dc.description.abstract Web syndication has become a popular means of delivering relevant information to people online but the complexity of standards, algorithms and applications pose considerable challenges to engineers.  This paper describes the design and development of a novel Web-based syndication intermediary called InterSynd and a simple Web client as a proof of concept. We developed format-neutral middleware that sits between content sources and the user. Additional objectives were to add feed discovery and recommendation components to the intermediary. A search-based feed discovery module helps users find relevant feed sources. Implicit collaborative recommendations of new feeds are also made to the user. The syndication software built uses open standard XML technologies and the free open source libraries. Extensibility and re-configurability were explicit goals. The experience shows that a modular architecture can combine open source modules to build state-of-the-art syndication middleware and applications. The data produced by software metrics indicate the high degree of modularity retained. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Texas Digital Library en
dc.relation.uri http://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/962
dc.rights © 2011, the Authors. en
dc.subject Web syndication en
dc.subject Open source software en
dc.subject Recommender systems en
dc.subject.lcsh Computer science en
dc.subject.lcsh Software architecture en
dc.title Engineering an Open Web Syndication Interchange with Discovery and Recommender Capabilities en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D005/aoriordan en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Adrian O'Riordan, Computer Science, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.oriordan@cs.ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-02-15T14:23:47Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Journal of Digital Information en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes. Journal of Digital Information is an open access journal but no re-use policy is defined on webpage. Listed en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.oriordan@cs.ucc.ie en


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