Vincent P Wade

Vincent P Wade
Trinity College Dublin | TCD · School of Computer Science and Statistics

BSc., MSc., MA., PhD, FTCD

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September 1987 - present
Trinity College Dublin
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Video conferencing systems have long facilitated work-related conversations among remote teams. However, social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleagues to use video conferencing platforms to additionally fulfil social needs. Social talk, or informal talk, is an important workplace practice that is used to build and maintain bo...
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This paper introduces OPEL, a novel Online Learning Environment currently used by undergraduate university students to learn SQL programming and database design as part of their degree program. As student engagement in online learning remains a key challenge faced by researchers, this work aims to support learner engagement through self-directed le...
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Amid current social distancing measures requiring people to work from home, there has been renewed interest on how to effectively converse and collaborate remotely utilizing currently available technologies. On the surface, VR provides a perfect platform for effective remote communication. It can transfer contextual and environmental cues and facil...
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This paper reports further results from a large study examining the impact of the visual aesthetics of news websites on the perception of bias in news articles. It focuses on the characteristic of professionalism, which is of particular importance to mainstream news websites. Nine news articles were amended to create a range of biased content. They...
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This research investigated how the bug tracker database of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Moodle is developed as an application of crowd work. The bug tracker is used by software developers, who write and maintain Moodle’s code, but also by a wider public world of ordinary Moodle users who can report bugs. Despite many studies of the phenom...
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There is increasing academic interest in and commercial development of care agents to assist with the care of the elderly in the home. This paper defines some of the under-explored questions and issues relating to trust. It raises specific questions to instigate debate and recommends directions for future research in the domain.
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Personalisation is used extensively to improve user engagement, to optimise user experience and to enhance marketing and advertising online. While privacy has always been an issue in personalised websites, only recently have we seen a noticeable change in consumer’s behaviour’s. User’s are seeing breaches of the personal information harvested, stor...
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Conversational agents promise conversational interaction but fail to deliver. Efforts often emulate functional rules from human speech, without considering key characteristics that conversation must encapsulate. Given its potential in supporting long-term human-agent relationships, it is paramount that HCI focuses efforts on delivering this promise...
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Conversation proceeds through dialogue moves or acts, and dialog act annotation can aid the design of artificial dialog. While many dialogs are task-based or instrumental, with clear goals, as in the case of a service encounter or business meeting, many are more interactional in nature, as in friendly chats or longer casual conversations. Early res...
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This paper introduces ADELE, a Personalized Intelligent Compan- ion designed to engage with users through spoken dialog to help them explore topics of interest. The system will maintain a user model of information consumption habits and preferences in order to (1) personalize the user’s experience for ongoing interactions, and (2) build the user-ma...
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This paper discusses an adaptive cross-site user modelling platform for cultural heritage websites. The objective is to present the overall design of this platform that allows for information exchange techniques, which can be subsequently used by websites to provide tailored personalisation to users that request it. The information exchange is obta...
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Bias, whether real or perceived by the user, is inherent in news media. In this paper, we demonstrate that user characteristics, the design and common technical features of news websites impact users' perception of bias. A complex bias evaluation process was conducted using crowdsourced participants on webpages from nine popular news websites. Each...
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This poster briefly elucidates on a crowdsourced exploratory study demonstrating the impact of common features of news websites' design on perceived bias. Type of news website, user characteristics, and the overall design, were shown to impact on perceived bias. The poster also reports the results of a novel method to validate and extend the initia...
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Catherine Bruen,1 Clarence Kreiter,2 Vincent Wade,3 Teresa Pawlikowska1 1Health Professions Education Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland; 2Department of Family Medicine, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA; 3School of Computer Science and Statistics...
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In this paper, we present a novel personalized concept-based search mechanism for the Web of Data based on results categorization. The innovation of the paper comes from combining novel categorization and personalization techniques, and using categorization for providing personalization. In our approach, search results (Linked Open Data resources)...
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The realisation of personalised e-learning to suit an individual learner's diverse learning needs is a concept which has been explored for decades, at great expense, but is still not achievable by non-technical authors. This research reviews the area of personalised e-learning and notes some of the technological challenges which developers may enco...
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Authoring tools are widely accepted to be one of the most promising approaches to increase the widespread uptake of Adaptive Educational Hypermedia (AEH). AEH authoring tools have however not been as successfully adopted as was initially expected. This paper presents a clearly defined set of comprehensive training steps devised to increase the acce...
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Personalisation in information systems can be considered very beneficial but at the same time ethically and socially harmful. Like many other technologies, the uptake of personalisation has been rapid, with inadequate consideration given to its impact. Personalisation in e-learning systems also has potential for both harm and good but less is known...
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This paper discusses Cross-Site Personalization (CSP) an approach to provide personalized assistance for the user in addressing information needs that span independently hosted websites. This is done by seamlessly personalizing the support offered to each individual user, as they browse across multiple websites, by modeling the user's interactions...
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This paper discusses Cross-Site Personalization (CSP) an approach to provide personalized assistance for the user in addressing information needs that span independently hosted websites. This is done by seamlessly personalizing the support offered to each individual user, as they browse across multiple websites, by modeling the user's interactions...
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Adaptive hypermedia has been well documented as being very beneficial in the domain of online education. Authoring adaptive educational hypermedia is however a complex and difficult task. There have been a number of tools developed to address the issue of authoring so as to ease the cognitive load involved in composition. This paper examines two ke...
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User Generated Content (UGC) exchanged [1] via large Social Network is considered a very important knowledge source about all aspects of the social engagements (e.g. interests, events, personal information, personal preferences, social experience, skills etc.). However this data is inherently unstructured or semi-structured. In this paper, we descr...
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Linked Open Data (LOD) provides a rich structured data. As the size of LOD grows, accessing the right information becomes more challenging. Especially, the commonly used ranked lists presentation of current LOD search engines is not effective for search tasks in unfamiliar domains. Recently, combination of clustering and personalized search gained...
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The shift from the originally English-language-dominated web towards a truly global world wide web has generated a pressing need to develop novel solutions that address multilingual user diversity. In particular, many web users today are polyglots, i.e. they are proficient in more than one language. However, little is known about the browsing and s...
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The production of resources supporting the needs of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHSs) is labor-intensive. As a result, content production is focused upon meeting the needs of resources with higher demand, which limits the extent to which numerous and diverse content requirements of AHSs can be met. Open Corpus Slicing attempts to convert the wealt...
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Personalised web information systems have in recent years been evolving to provide richer and more tailored experiences for users than ever before. In order to provide even more interactive experiences as well as to address new opportunities, the next generation of Personalised web information systems needs to be capable of dynamically personalisin...
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The web community is witnessing an increase in the amount of available multilingual content and the number of multilingual web users. With this variety, personalized search systems are needed to connect people with relevant content, regardless of the language in which the content is provided, and taking into consideration the user's language capabi...
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Society's use of mobile applications that instantaneously dynamically adapt to input has had the effect of users expecting immediate feedback from all applications based on their specific needs. The traditional concept of a one size fits all approach to managing an online learning environment could perhaps be improved by the inclusion of personalis...
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Personalisation on the web is mostly confined to websites of online content providers. The main drawback of this approach is the missing consideration of the users previous cross-site browsing experience resulting in an often fragmented browsing experience. This paper introduces a service driven architecture for user-centric personalisation in onli...
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Information Retrieval (IR) systems assist users in finding information from the myriad of information resources available on the Web. A traditional characteristic of IR systems is that if different users submit the same query, the system would yield the same list of results, regardless of the user. Personalised Information Retrieval (PIR) systems t...
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Exchanging user information between multiple sources can potentially bring many benefits that enhance the user experience in software applications. Richer and more dynamic user models can be constructed allowing more tailoring of content and services to the specific needs of individual users. However, providing effective interoperability is a compl...
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As the size of the Linked Open Data (LOD) increases, searching and exploring LOD becomes more challenging. To overcome this issue, we propose a novel personalized search and exploration mechanism for the Web of Data (WoD) based on concept-based results categorization. In our approach, search results (LOD resources) are conceptually categorized into...
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This chapter reviews the concept of personalised eLearning resources in relation to integrating interactivity into asynchronous learning. Personalised eLearning resources are learning resources which are selected to suit a specific student or trainee's individual learning requirements. The affordance of personalised eLearning would provide educator...
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This book chapter reviews some of the challenges encountered by educators in creating personalised e-learning activities to suit students learning preferences. Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) alternatively known as e-learning has not yet reached its full potential in higher education. There are still many potential uses as yet undiscovered and o...
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The challenges for academics in meeting the learning requirements of students are many and varied. This research focuses on the concept of personalised learning, where activities are specifically selected to suit the learning requirements of individual students. The creation of personalised learning activities to suit every student’s learning needs...
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The increased digitisation of cultural collections, and their availabil-ity on the World Wide Web, has made access to these valuable documents much easier than ever before. However, despite the increased availability of ac-cess to cultural archives, curators still struggle to instigate and enhance en-gagement with these resources. The CULTURA proje...
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Cross-language information retrieval (CLIR) is an active sub-domain of information retrieval (IR). Like IR, CLIR is centered on the search for documents and for information contained within those documents. Unlike IR, CLIR must reconcile queries and documents that are written in different languages. The usual solution to this mismatch involves tran...
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In recent years there has been a marked uptake in the digitisation of cultural heritage collections. Though this has enabled more sources to be made available to experts and the wider public, curators still struggle to instigate and enhance engagement with cultural archives. This is largely due to the monolithic nature of many digital archives; the...
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Content slicing addresses the need of adaptive systems to reuse open corpus material by converting it into re-composable information objects. However this conversion is highly dependent upon the ability to correctly fragment pages into structurally sound atomic pieces. A recently suggested approach to fragmentation, which relies on densitometric pa...
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Web search that utilizes social tagging data suffers from an extreme example of the vocabulary mismatch problem encountered in traditional Information Retrieval (IR). This is due to the personalized, unrestricted vocabulary that users choose to describe and tag each resource. Previous research has proposed the utilization of query expansion to deal...
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The World Wide Web (WWW) provides access to a vast array of digital content, a great deal of which could be ideal for incorporation into eLearning environments. However, reusing such content directly in its native form has proven to be inadequate, and manually customizing it for eLearning purposes is labor-intensive. This paper introduces Slicepedi...
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The aim of personalizing web information systems is to tailor content (media) to the user's personal preferences, goals and context, in turn increasing the reusability of that content. However, most developers are increasingly seeking to apply 'Web as a Platform' based approaches where web-based content is integrated with web services to provide th...
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Personalised Web information systems have in recent years been evolving to provide richer and more tailored experiences for users than ever before. In order to provide even more interactive experiences as well as to address new opportunities, the next generation of Personalised Web information systems needs to be capable of dynamically personalisin...
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The production of resources supporting the needs of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) is labor-intensive. As a result, content production is focused upon meeting the needs of resources with higher demand, which limits the extent upon which long tail content requirement niches of AHS can be met. Open corpus slicing attempts to convert the wealth of...
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This paper proposes a novel method to represent user models in a multilingual manner which caters for multilingual Web search users. Further-more, an evaluation is presented which examines a result re-ranking algorithm that is based upon that model.
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Web information systems developers are increasingly seeking apply a 'Web as a Platform' based approach in which web based content and web services are integrated to provide the platform and environment features that are typically offered by desktop environments and applications. Taking such an approach, next generation Personalized Web information...
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A key driver for next generation web information retrieval systems is becoming the degree to which a user’s search and presentation experience is adapted to individual user properties and contexts of use. Over the past decades, two parallel threads of personalisation research have emerged, one originating in the document space in the area of Person...
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Adaptive Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has attracted significant interest with the promise of supporting individual learning tailored to the unique circumstances, preferences and prior knowledge of a learner. However, the evaluation of the overall performance of such systems is a major challenge, as the adaptive TEL system reacts differently f...
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Despite the recent interest in extending Adaptive Hypermedia beyond the closed corpus domain and into the open corpus world of the web, many current approaches are limited by their reliance on closed metadata model repositories. The need to produce large quantities of high quality metadata is an expensive task which results in silos of high quality...
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A key advantage of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) is their ability to re-sequence and reintegrate content to satisfy particular user needs. However, this can require large volumes of content, with appropriate granularities and suitable meta-data descriptions. This represents a major impediment to the mainstream adoption of Adaptive Hypermedia. O...
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It is becoming increasingly important to facilitate the integrated management of user information. Exchanging user information across heterogeneous systems has many benefits, particularly in enhancing the quality and quantity of user information available for personalization. One common approach to user model interoperability is the use of mapping...
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Social tagging systems have gained increasing popularity as a method of annotating and categorizing a wide range of different web resources. Web search that utilizes social tagging data suffers from an extreme example of the vocabulary mismatch problem encountered in traditional information retrieval (IR). This is due to the personalized, unrestric...
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As the size of Linked Open Data (LOD) increases, the search and access to the relevant LOD resources becomes more challenging. To overcome search difficulties, we propose a novel concept-based search mechanism for the Web of Data (WoD) based on UMBEL concept hierarchy and fuzzy-based retrieval model. The proposed search mechanism groups LOD resourc...
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Adaptive Hypermedia (AH) research is concerned with the dynamic composition and personalisation of hypermedia documents in order to provide more context sensitive retrieval and reuse of digital content. The evaluation of Adaptive Hypermedia Systems (AHS) is difficult due to the complexity of such systems [1]. Several Problems and pitfalls are encou...