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Focussed palmtop information access combining starfield displays and profile-based recommendations

Dunlop, M.D. and Morrison, Alison and McCallum, Stephen and Ptaskinski, Piotr and Risbey, Chris and Stewart, Fraser (2004) Focussed palmtop information access combining starfield displays and profile-based recommendations. In: Proceedings of workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2954 . Springer, pp. 79-89. ISBN 3540210032

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Abstract

This paper presents two palmtop applications: Taeneb CityGuide and Taeneb ConferenceGuide. Both applications are centred around Starfield displays on palmtop computers - this provides fast, dynamic access to information on a small platform. The paper describes the applications focussing on this novel palmtop information access method and on the user-profiling aspect of the CityGuide, where restaurants are recommended to users based on both the match of restaurant type to the users' observed previous interactions and the rating given by reviewers with similar observed preferences.