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Computers in the Human Interaction Loop

Computers in the Human Interaction Loop

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This book integrates a wide range of research topics related to and necessary for the development of proactive, smart, computers in the human interaction loop, including the development of audio-visual perceptual components for such environments; the design, implementation and analysis of novel proactive perceptive services supporting humans; the development of software architectures, ontologies and tools necessary for building such environments and services, as well as approaches for the evaluation of such technologies and services.

The book is based on a major European Integrated Project, CHLI (Computers in the Human Interaction Loop), and throws light on the paradigm shift in the area of HCI that rather than humans interactive directly with machines, computers should observe and understand human interaction, and support humans during their work and interaction in an implicit and proactive manner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849968195
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Series: Human-Computer Interaction Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The CHIL Vision and Framework.- Computers in the Human Interaction Loop.- Part II Perceptual Technologies.- Perceptual Technologies: Analyzing the Who, What, Where of Human Interaction.- Person Tracking.- Multimodal Person Indentification.- Estimation of Head Pose.- Automatic Speech Recognition.- Acoustic Event Detection and Classification.- Language Technologies: Question Answering in Speech Transcripts.- Extracting Interaction Cues: Focus of Attention, Body Pose and Gestures.- Emotion Recognition.- Activity Classification.- Situation Modeling.- Targeted Audio.- Multimodal Interaction Control.- Perceptual Component Evaluation and Data Collection.- Part III Services.- User-centred Design of CHIL Services: Introduction.- The Collaborative Workspace: a Co-located Tabletop Device to Support Meetings.- The Memory Jog Services.- The Connector Service - Representing Availability for Mobile Communication.- Relational Cockpit.- Automatic Relational Reporting to Support Group Dynamics.- Part IV The CHIL Reference Architecture.- Introduction.- The CHIL Reference Model Architecture for Multi-Modal Perceptual Systems.- Low-Level Distributed Data-Transfer Layer: The ChilFlow Middleware.- Perceptual Component Data Models and APIs.- Situation Modeling Layer.- Ontological Modeling and Reasoning.- Building Scalable Services: The CHIL Agent Framework.- CHIL Integration Tools and Middleware.- Part IV Beyond CHIL.- Beyond CHIL.- Index

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