Flexible Entity Search on Surfaces

Tuukka Ruotsalo, Khalil Klouche, Diogo Cabral, Salvatore Andolina, Giulio Jacucci

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Surface computing allows flexible search interaction where users can manipulate the representation of entities recommended for them to create new queries or augment existing queries by taking advantage of increased screen estate and almost physical tactile interaction. We demonstrate a search system based on 1) Direct Manipulation of Entity Representation on Surfaces and 2) Entity Recommendation and Document Retrieval. Entities are modeled as a knowledge-graph and the relevances of entities are computed using the graph structure. Users can manipulate the representation of entities via spatial grouping and assigning preferences on entities. Our contribution can help to design effective information exploration systems that take advantage of large surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4860-7
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
EventInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 12 Dec 201615 Dec 2016
Conference number: 15


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia
Abbreviated titleMUM
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  • Entity search
  • Surface computing
  • Information exploration

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