Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Abstract

This project studied the feasibility of adapting a website using a genetic algorithm, in response to user access patterns. We created a hierarchical website and allowed a genetic algorithm to modify its structure. We ran experiments to gather data about how users accessed the site before and after its modification. We found that user access time generally improved after the site had been modified, and concluded that this is a viable approach for adaptive websites.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2003

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Program

Computer Science

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