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Model for landmark highlighting in mobile web services

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012 - Ulm, Germany
Duration: 4 Dec 20126 Dec 2012

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, MUM 2012
CountryGermany
CityUlm
Period4/12/126/12/12

Abstract

We introduce a model for landmark highlighting for pedestrian route guidance services for mobile devices. The model determines which landmarks are the most attractive based on their properties in the current context of user's orientation and the location on the route and highlights these landmarks on the mobile map. The attractiveness of a landmark is based on its visual, structural and semantic properties which are used for calculating the total attractiveness of a single landmark. This model was evaluated with voluntary users conducted in laboratory environment. Test subjects were shown images of street intersections from where they selected the most attractive and prominent landmarks in the route's context. We then compared these results with the landmarks selected by the model. The results show that landmarks highlighted by the model were the same ones that were selected by the participants as most salient landmarks.

Keywords

  • Landmarks, Mobile web services, Pedestrian route guidance