Type

Journal Article

Authors

Alan F. Smeaton
Noel O'Connor
Chris Moulin
Cathal Gurrin
Niamh Caprani
Katalin Pauly-Takacs
Aiden R. Doherty

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
autobiographical memory psychology image processing mental health lifelog sensecam information retrieval interactive computer systems

Experiences of aiding autobiographical memory Using the SenseCam (2012)

Abstract Human memory is a dynamic system that makes accessible certain memories of events based on a hierarchy of information, arguably driven by personal significance. Not all events are remembered, but those that are tend to be more psychologically relevant. In contrast, lifelogging is the process of automatically recording aspects of one's life in digital form without loss of information. In this article we share our experiences in designing computer-based solutions to assist people review their visual lifelogs and address this contrast. The technical basis for our work is automatically segmenting visual lifelogs into events, allowing event similarity and event importance to be computed, ideas that are motivated by cognitive science considerations of how human memory works and can be assisted. Our work has been based on visual lifelogs gathered by dozens of people, some of them with collections spanning multiple years. In this review article we summarize a series of studies that have led to the development of a browser that is based on human memory systems and discuss the inherent tension in storing large amounts of data but making the most relevant material the most accessible.
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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: Interactive computer systems
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Image processing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Lifelog
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 -> Subject = Medical Sciences: Psychology
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Information retrieval
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Alan F. Smeaton, Noel O'Connor, Chris Moulin, Cathal Gurrin, Niamh Caprani, Katalin Pauly-Takacs, Aiden R. Doherty

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Alan F. Smeaton
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 492
 
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Noel E. O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 474
 
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Cathal Gurrin
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 238
 
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Niamh Caprani
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 28