Indexing and Personalisation of Information On The Web

Searching for information on the Internet and on Intranets is becoming increasingly difficult. This talk will describe an information filtering system that allows users to get personalized web pages. Unlike other systems, this system tracks user browsing and automatically displays new relevant information This talk will explain how information can be be indexed, classified and filtered. The future intelligent ‘bots’ that can search the Internet will also be discussed. The value of personalization and information for maximizing an institution’s intellectual capital and knowledge management will be discussed. This talk will be of interest to information managers, information officers, librarians and knowledge engineers.


Dr. Yuri Quintana received his Ph.D. in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is currently a professor at the University of Western Ontario. His research interests include digital libraries, intelligent information retrieval, information management, and interactive learning technologies. He has previously worked at IBM Canada, Watcom Inc., and the Computer Systems Group at the University of Waterloo. He has acted as a consultant to corporations on the design of large web sites and Internet-based learning technologies.


Jan 12 2000


8:30 am - 11:15 am


Marriott Courtyard (formerly the Howard Johnson's) 475 Yonge Street and one block north of College Subway

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