Alice: Assisting Online Shoppers through Ontologies and Novel Interface Metaphors

@inproceedings{Domingue2002AliceAO,
  title={Alice: Assisting Online Shoppers through Ontologies and Novel Interface Metaphors},
  author={John Domingue and Maria Martins and Jiacheng Tan and Arthur Stutt and Helgi Petursson},
  booktitle={EKAW},
  year={2002}
}
In this paper we describe some results of the Alice project. Alice is an ontology based e-commerce project which aims to support online users in the task of shopping. Ontologies describing customers, products, typical shopping tasks and the external context form the basis for the Alice architecture. We also exploit two novel interface metaphors originally developed for navigating databases: the Guides metaphor and Dynamic Queries. The Guides metaphor was developed at Apple to reduce the… CONTINUE READING