Type

Journal Article

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Kate Irving
Ronan Collins
Cathal Gurrin
Julia O'Rourke
Adam Bermingham

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
geriatric nursing digital video computer software nursing multimedia systems information storage and retrieval systems dementia mental health

Automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therapy (2013)

Abstract This paper presents and evaluates a novel approach for automatically recommending multimedia content for use in group reminiscence therapy for people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In recent years recommender systems have seen popularity in providing a personalised experience in information discovery tasks. This personalisation approach is naturally suited to tasks in healthcare, such as reminiscence therapy, where there has been a trend towards an increased emphasis on person-centred care. Building on recent work which has shown benefits to reminiscence therapy in a group setting, we develop and evaluate a system, REMPAD, which profiles people with Alzheimer's and other dementias, and provides multimedia content tailored to a given group context. In this paper we present our system and approach, and report on a user trial in residential care settings. In our evaluation we examine the potential to use early-aggregation and late-aggregation of group member preferences using case-based reasoning combined with a content-based method. We evaluate with respect to accuracy, utility and perceived usefulness. The results overall are positive and we find that our best-performing approach uses early aggregation CBR combined with a content-based method. Also, under different evaluation criteria, we note different performances, with certain configurations of our approach providing better accuracy and others providing better utility.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information storage and retrieval systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Nursing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Multimedia systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Geriatric nursing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Mental health
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Medical Sciences
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Digital video
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Computer software

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Kate Irving, Ronan Collins, Cathal Gurrin, Julia O'Rourke, Adam Bermingham

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Cathal Gurrin
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