Focussed palmtop information access combining starfield displays and profile-based recommendations

M.D. Dunlop, Alison Morrison, Stephen McCallum, Piotr Ptaskinski, Chris Risbey, Fraser Stewart, F. Crestani (Editor), M. Jones (Editor), S. Mizzaro (Editor)

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This paper presents two palmtop applications: Taeneb CityGuide and Taeneb ConferenceGuide. Both applications are centred around Starfield displays on palmtop computers - this provides fast, dynamic access to information on a small platform. The paper describes the applications focussing on this novel palmtop information access method and on the user-profiling aspect of the CityGuide, where restaurants are recommended to users based on both the match of restaurant type to the users' observed previous interactions and the rating given by reviewers with similar observed preferences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of workshop on Mobile and Ubiquitous Information Access
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540210032
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


  • palmtop
  • mobile devices
  • usability
  • web technology
  • user profiling
  • hand held devices


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