Enabling Mobile Access to Distributed Recycling Knowledge

Sönke Knoch, Alexander Kröner

In: Wolfgang Narzt, Ann Gordon-Ross (editor). UBICOMM 2013, The Seventh International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies. International Conference on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies (UBICOMM-13) 7th located at NexTech 2013 September 29-October 3 Porto Portugal Pages 30-37 ISBN 978-1-61208-289-9 IARIA 9/2013.


From the consumer perspective, classifying a product regarding its environmental impact is a difficult task because relevant knowledge is usually not only diverse, but also distributed over several information sources. In this work, an analysis of mobile “green” applications formed the basis of a mobile application, which aims at providing all recycling-related information in-situ. Its domain model integrates recycling knowledge from several information sources and is capable of decomposing a product into its elementary parts. The mobile application enables the user to initiate interaction with this model over three different ways of describing a product. Beside insights concerning information access and user interaction, a first evaluation of the prototype indicates that the employed fused domain model may outperform results achieved with a traditional approach to web-based information search concerning recycling information.


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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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