Building Digital Memories For Augmented Cognition And Situated Support

Mathias Bauer, Alexander Kröner, Michael Schneider, Nathalie Basselin

In: Constantinos Mourlas, Panagiotis Germanakos (editor). Intelligent User Interfaces: Adaptation and Personalization Systems and Technologies. ISBN 978-1-60566-032-5 IGI Global Hershey, PA, USA 2008.


Limitation of the human memory is a well-known issue that anybody has experienced. Some of these can be addressed by exploiting one of the strengths of computers: the ability to store huge amounts of information for an unlimited time without loss of precision. And actually, state-of-the-art mobile devices in general provide features for creating reminders, linking notes to time and dates, and for managing time. However, these techniques require the user to capture this data manually, and thus the quality of such memories greatly depends on her cognition and carefulness. Thus, this chapter provides a discussion of various challenges related to building and exploiting such augmented personal memories in everyday's life. It concentrates on a number of crucial aspects: the importance of abstraction processes for building this memory and the design of a user interface for supporting interaction between user and memory. It further illustrates authors' approach with examples of processing and exploiting information about the user's location in the shopping assistant SPECTER.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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