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User Modeling

Machine learning, the study of algorithms that improve their performance with experience, offers a source of techniques that are designed to exploit multiple training instances to improve selection effectiveness [22]. Machine learning is one component of ``user modeling,'' a discipline which is concerned with both how information about users can be acquired and used by automated systems.gif The models we consider in this report are what Rich has called ``individual user, long-term user models'' [33].

Douglas W. Oard
Sun Apr 27 13:18:52 EDT 1997

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