Adaptive timeline interface to personal history data

Antti Ajanki, Markus Koskela, Jorma Laaksonen, Samuel Kaski

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    As the growth of stored personal digital information, such as photographs and emails, is continuously increasing, new tools for browsing and searching are needed. We introduce an intelligent mobile information access tool for personal data. The data are presented in an adaptive timeline where the displayed items function as search cues. The novelty is that the visualization is dynamically changed to emphasize relevant items, which makes them easier to recognize and select. The relevance is inferred during usage of the system from user feedback. In a user study, the dynamic timeline-based interface on a mobile device was shown to require less effort than conventional textual search.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICMI 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781450321297
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventInternational Conference on Multimodal Interaction - Sydney, Australia
    Duration: 9 Dec 201313 Dec 2013
    Conference number: 15


    ConferenceInternational Conference on Multimodal Interaction
    Abbreviated titleICMI


    • human-computer interfaces
    • information retrieval
    • intelligent systems
    • machine learning
    • mobile applications
    • relevance feedback


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