User Modeling and The Adaptive Semantic Web
Review 1 by Michel Dumontier:
This paper discusses the nature of user-adaptation and user modeling with a forward thinking projection to the Semantic Web. Of note is how user identification and properties could benefit from having a shared conceptualization, such that adaptive applications could make use of these in such a way that users benefit from this information. While cataloging the user's background knowledge will likely prove challenging, so will aspects of openness and scalability.
My underlying concern with this vision paper is that it provides little in terms of specifics with respect to linked data, ontologies and reasoning-capable knowledge bases. What aspects of personalization or adaptation seem particularly salient in the context of a global knowledge base? I would encourage the authors to promote some promising work in this direction.
Review 2 by Jie Tang:
The paper review the relevant research on user modeling and the adaptive semantic web. The paper is generally well written and the most important issues have been introduced and challenges in this field are discussed.
I have the following suggestions:
1. The concept of user-adaptation is not clearly introduced. Although, I can guess what it means, it would be better to give an explicit definition or an informal explanation.
2. What is the different of user-adaptation on the Web and that on the Semantic Web? The author introduces a lot about user-adaptation and user modeling in section 2; however, how they are related to semantic web is still unclear.
3. Section 2, 3, 4 are not organized very well. After reading, a general feeling is that the three sections are independent. The correlation between them and why the three problems should be addressed under the vision of user modeling and user adaptation is not clear.