Mobile Information Service Adapted to Subjective Situational Requirements of Individuals

Sineenard PINYAPONG  Hiroko SHOJI  Akihiro OGINO  Toshikazu KATO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E89-D   No.6   pp.1868-1876
Publication Date: 2006/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e89-d.6.1868
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Human Communication II)
Category: Service and System
Keyword: 
situation,  TPO,  information service,  pull,  push,  don't disturb,  long term preference,  short term preference,  

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Summary: 
The most of conventional information services are based on the implicit premise that the users has already defined their desired information. This study proposes a mobile information service that allows the users who have not yet defined their desired information or whose desired information varies according to the situation to get appropriate information. When the user can specify their desired information to the system explicitly, the authors develop a "Pull" service. Conversely, when the user cannot verbally specify their desired information to the system, this study provides "Push" service and "Don't disturb" option for the user who does not welcome this service. This study considers the characteristics of the environment of mobile terminal to focus on "Time", "Place" and user's "Preference": long term and short term preference. This study also creates rules, algorithms and filtering to the service. Furthermore, the results of experiments have been discussed to verify the idea that different of user desired requires different information services.