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Customizing Websites Through Automatic Web Search

Abstract : The WorldWide Web has endured an incredible growth in the last decades. Nowadays, we can visit an unimaginable number of websites from different devices (laptops, mobiles, tablets...) in order to obtain immediate information. However, this information is separated in different resources and Web information search is unpleasant. The feeling of the users is frustrating when collecting information from different resources. Techniques such as Web personalization and Web customization have been an important research area during the last years. Web customization techniques have been widely used to develop website adaptation along the WorldWide Web. This customization is frequently performed by end-users that use the numerous tools available to carry out this assignment.This article presents Excore, a Web customization tool that permits end-users to customize their websites with automatic Web searches. The article presents the benefits introduced by Excore as a response to the drawbacks end-users experience while they perform their Web activities. Evaluation of the Web customization tool is also addressed in the paper. Evaluation is performed with stakeholders by means of tests and surveys. Results show that testers overcome the detected drawbacks with the use of Excore.
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Iñigo Aldalur, Alain Perez, Felix Larrinaga. Customizing Websites Through Automatic Web Search. 17th IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT), Sep 2019, Paphos, Cyprus. pp.598-618, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-29384-0_36⟩. ⟨hal-02544622⟩

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