EUROgatherer: a Personalised Gathering and Delivery Service on the Web.

In Proc. of the 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI-2000).

In this paper an overview of EUROgatherer will be presented. It is an advanced personalised information gathering and delivery service on the Web. EUROgatherer satisfies userŐs information needs in several ways: through (i) ad-hoc search for satisfying usersŐ short term information needs; (ii) content-based information filtering; and (iii) time scheduled search, both for satisfying usersŐ long term information needs. Techniques of relevance feedback and a complex user profile schema are used to learn and store the preferences of subscribed users.