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PEACH - Intelligent Interfaces for Museum Visits

Personal Experience with Active Cultural Heritage, PEACH, is a large, interdisciplinary development project that explores the use of novel technologies for physical museum visits. This book represents a coherent survey of the relevant technologies and environment, and will benefit AI researchers engaged with interface design, and practitioners in the area of cultural heritage support and marketing. No other book has comparable technical insight and breadth.
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Part I - Intelligent Mobile Guides.- Adaptive Multimedia Guide.- Cinematographic Techniques for Automatic Documentary-like Presentations.- Detecting Focus of Attention.- Report Generation for Post-visit Summaries in Museum Environments.- Part II - Infrastructure and User Modelling.- Delivering Services in Active Museums via Group Communication.- User Modelling and Adaptation for a Museum Visitors' Guide.- Part III - Stationary Devices.- Integration of Mobile and Stationary Presentation Devices.- Children in the Museum: An Environment for Collaborative Storytelling.- Part IV - Virtual Reconstructions and Simulations.- Photorealistic 3D Modelling Applied to Cultural Heritage.- Tracking Visitors in a Museum.- Part V - Evaluation and Usability.- Evaluation of Cinematic Techniques in a Mobile Multimedia Museum Guide Interface.- Innovative Approaches for Evaluating Adaptive Mobile Museum Guides.- Part VI - Future Research.- Intelligent Interfaces for Groups in a Museum.- References.- Subject Index


From the reviews: "This volume contains a collection of papers outlining the results from the PEACH project. ... audience for this book is AI computer scientists and human resources personnel in the area of cultural heritage support and marketing, but also any curious readers with an interest in twenty-first century state-of-the-art design and systems." (Michael Goldberg, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (12), December, 2008)

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