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Multimodal interaction with mobile devices: Fusing a broad spectrum of modality combinations


Wasinger, R, Multimodal interaction with mobile devices: Fusing a broad spectrum of modality combinations, IOS Press, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-246. ISBN 1-58603-712-9 (2006) [Authored Research Book]

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This dissertation presents a multimodal architecture for use in mobile scenarios such as shopping and navigation. It also analyses a wide range of feasible modality input combinations for these contexts. For this purpose, two interlinked demonstrators were designed for stand-alone use on mobile devices. Of particular importance was the design and implementation of a modality fusion module capable of combining input from a range of communication modes like speech, handwriting, and gesture. The implementation is able to account for confidence value biases arising within and between modalities and also provides a method for resolving semantically overlapped input. Tangible interaction with real-world objects and symmetric multimodality are two further themes addressed in this work. The work concludes with the results from two usability field studies that provide insight on user preference and modality intuition for different modality combinations, as well as user acceptance for anthropomorphized objects.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Mobile Multimodal Interaction
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:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Wasinger, R (Dr Rainer Wasinger)
ID Code:90266
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-03-31
Last Modified:2014-04-16

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