Title: FLEXI-ADAPTOR; AN AUTOMATED WEB CONTENT ADAPTATION FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Issue Number: Vol. 1, No. 3
Year of Publication: 2011
Page Numbers: 656-670
Authors: Rajibul Anam, Chin Kuan Ho, Tek Yong Lim
Journal Name: International Journal of Digital Information and Wireless Communications (IJDIWC)
- Hong Kong

Abstract:


Mobile web browsing usually involves a lot of horizontal and vertical scrolling, which makes web browsing time-consuming. A user may be interested in a section of a web page, which may not fit to the mobile screen and requires more scrolling in both directions. In this paper, we propose to address this problem by displaying the block title and hide the block body contents from a large web page while maintaining their semantics, which display only the condensed information. The Flexi-adaptor, provides the block titles and reduce unnecessary information by allowing its users to see the most relevant blocks of the page. The Flexi- adaptor categorized each object of the web page as menu, block title and main content. Assign a weight to each object of the block by analyzing the object elements. It uses depth first traversal algorithm to select blocks, and delivers them to handheld devices. We conduct a usability test and result shows that Flexi-adapter is an effective adaptation system. The proposed solution improves web content accessibility and delivers the target contents to the users.