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Social life logging: Can we describe our own personal experience by using collective intelligence?


Sueda, K and Duh, B and Rekimoto, J, Social life logging: Can we describe our own personal experience by using collective intelligence?, Proceedings of APCHI '12, 28-31 August 2012, Matsue-city, Shimane, Japan, pp. 41-49. ISBN 978-1-4503-1496-1 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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A famous Gestalt psychologist Kurt Koffka left a statement "The whole is other than the sum of its parts." Similarly, collective intelligence such as social tagging exposes a social milieu that cannot be obtained from the descriptions of each individual. Previous automatic (or passive) life logging projects mainly focused on recording the individual life activity however, sometimes it is difficult to recollect the situation from their own perspective logs alone. In this project, we propose a social life logging system called "KiokuHacker" (Kioku means memory in Japanese) that encourages the user to describe their life activity by using a massive amount of processed geotagged social tagging from the Internet. The result of a one year user test not only shows that our social life logging system encourages the userís reminiscence which the user cannot recollect by oneself but also indicates that the user evokes their reminiscence which is not directly related with to the tags/scenes the system displayed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Social tagging, Visualization, Urban sensing, Reverse geocoding, Augmented Reality, Social life logging
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Library and information studies
Research Field:Human information interaction and retrieval
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Information systems, technologies and services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Duh, B (Professor Henry Duh)
ID Code:89951
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-20
Last Modified:2014-08-05

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