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Understanding the role of image recognition in mobile tour guides

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Understanding the role of image recognition in mobile tour guides
Users of mobile tour guides often express a strong desire for the system to be able to provide information on arbitrary objects they encounter during their visit – akin to pointing to a building or attraction and saying “what’s that ?” to a human tour guide. This paper reports on a field study in which we investigated user reaction to the use of digital image capture and recognition to support such functionality. Our results provide an insight into usage patterns and likely user reaction to mobile tour guides that use digital photography for real-time object recognition. These results include the counter-intuitive observation that a significant class of users appear happy to use image recognition even when this is a more complex, lengthy and error-prone process than traditional solutions. Careful analysis of user behavior during the field trails also provides evidence that it may be possible to classify tourists according to the methods by which they prefer to acquire informat...
Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Alan J. Dix, Andre H
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where MHCI
Authors Nigel Davies, Keith Cheverst, Alan J. Dix, Andre Hesse
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