Department of Information and Computing Sciences

Departement Informatica Onderwijs
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Seminar Intelligent user interfaces

Website:website containing additional information
Course code:INFOIUI
Credits:7.5 ECTS
Period:period 2 (week 46 through 5, i.e., 14-11-2016 through 3-2-2017; retake week 16)
Participants:up till now 6 subscriptions
Schedule:Official schedule representation can be found in Osiris
Teachers:Dit is een oud rooster!
lecture   Wed 13.15-15.0046 BBG-077 Lynda Hardman
47 ANDRO-C019
48-49 BBG-077
51 BBG-077
2 BBG-077
Fri 11.00-12.4546 ANDRO-C019
47-49 BBG-075
50 ANDRO-C019
51 BBG-075

Seminar Multimedia Discourse Interaction

Multimedia Discourse Interaction addresses the complexity of interacting with information present in different information carriers, such as language (written or spoken), image, video, music and (scientific) data. The goal is to convey information to a user in an effective way.

Knowledge of cognitive capabilities and limitations, such as information processing speeds, can be used to inform the design of useful and efficient ways of searching, browsing, studying, analysing and communicating information in a way that is appropriate to a user's task, knowledge and skills. Subsequently, the fragments of relevant information that are selected from multiple sources must be combined for meaningful presentation to the user. Models and theories exist, for example in artificial intelligence, but also in the fields of film theory and computational linguistics, that describe communication structures, such as narratives or arguments. These can be used to inform the process of selecting and assembling specific media fragments or selections of data into a presentation appropriate to an endā€user's information needs.

Information presentation consists of combining atomic pieces of information into some communication structure that facilitates viewers in understanding the relationship between the pieces. For example, in text, multiple words are strung together according to established structures, namely grammatically correct sentences. Similarly, a media fragment, for example a film shot, represents some atom of meaning. Fragments can be combined together into a communication structure meaningful to the viewer. This is precisely the task that a film director carries out. Individual communication structures, for example that relate different positions of an argument, for specific domains, for example the utility of war, have been modelled in the literature. When these are implemented and used to present video fragments to a human viewer, the video sequence is perceived as conveying a coherent argument and discourse.

The seminar explores literature from diverse subfields, including artificial intelligence, semantic web, multimedia and document engineering, providing a range of perspectives on the challenges.

Literature:The literature consists of research papers, all of which are available in electronic form.
Course form:This course is set up as a seminar. It challenges the participants to acquire and disseminate knowledge about a complex subject in an interactive way. The moderators make a pre-selection of relevant research papers and web references. However, the students take the lead on proposing, preparing and presenting projects. Participants will work in groups of 2 on a joint project. Group meetings are mandatory.
Exam form:

To be completed

  • Attendance of meetings is obligatory
  • Individual: Oral presentations of various topics
  • Group: Group report that describes the individual contributions
Minimum effort to qualify for 2nd chance exam:Om aan de aanvullende toets te mogen meedoen moet de oorspronkelijke uitslag minstens 4 zijn.