Ardissono, Liliana, Kobsa, Alfred, Maybury, Mark T. (Eds.)
2004, XI, 321 p.
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TV viewers today are exposed to overwhelming amounts of information, and challenged by the plethora of interactive functionality provided by current set-top boxes. To ensure broad adoption of this technology by consumers, future Digital Television will have to take usability issues thoroughly into account. In particular, serious attention must be paid to facilitate the selection of content on an individual basis, and to provide easy-to-use interfaces that satisfy viewers' interaction requirements.
This volume collects selected research reports on the development of personalized services for Interactive TV. Drawing upon contributions from academia and industry in the US, Europe and Asia, this book represents a comprehensive picture of leading edge research in personalized television.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »evolution - information - information extraction - modeling - multimedia - recommender system - usability - user interface - user modeling
Preface. Introduction. 1: Electronic Program Guides. 1. User Modeling and Recommendation Techniques for Personalized Electronic Program Guides; L. Ardissono, et al. 2. TV Personalization System. Design of a TV Show Recommender Engine and Interface; J. Zimmerman, et al. 3. Case-Studies on the Evolution of the Personalized Electronic Program Guide; B. Smyth, P. Cotter. 4. Interactive Television Personalization. From Guides to Programs; D. O'Sullivan, et al. 5. Group Modeling: Selecting a Sequence of Television Items to Suit a Group of Viewers; J. Masthoff. 6. Categorization of Japanese TV Viewers Based on Program Genres They Watch; Y. Hara, et al. 2: Broadcast News and Personalized Content. 7. Personalcasting: Tailored Broadcast News; M. Maybury, et al. 8. Media Augmentation and Personalization through Multimedia Processing and Information Extraction; M. Dimitrova, et al. 9. Contentmorphing: A Novel System for Broadcast Delivery of Personalized Content; A. Rambhia, et al. 3: ITV User Interfaces. 10. Designing Usable Interfaces for TV Recommender Systems; J. van Barneveld, M. Setten. 11. The Time-Pillar World. A 3-D Paradigm for the New Enlarged TV Information Domain; F. Pittarello.