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Teaching context to applications

Van Laerhoven, Kristof and Aidoo, Kofi (2001) Teaching context to applications. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 5 (1). pp. 46-49. ISSN 1617-4909

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Although mobile devices keep getting smaller and more powerful, their interface with the user is still based on that of the regular desktop computer. This implies that interaction is usually tedious, while interrupting the user is not really desired in ubiquitous computing. We propose adding an array of hardware sensors to the system that, together with machine learning techniques, make the device aware of its context while it is being used. The goal is to make it learn the context-descriptions from its user on the spot, while minimising user-interaction and maximising reliability.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Additional Information: The final publication is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adaptive interfaces ; Context awareness ; Human-computer interaction ; Kohonen self-organising map ; On-line adaptive clustering ; Sensor data fusion
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 11932
Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
Deposited On: 25 Jun 2008 11:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 01:09
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