Sentient Map - A Novel Interface for Digital Libraries

Wednesday, January 31, 2001 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Lind 400
The sentient map is a new paradigm for visual information retrieval. It enabl es the user to view data as maps, so that gestures, more specifically c-gestures, can be used for the interaction between the user and the multimedia information system. Different c-gestures are then dynamically transformed into spatial/temporal queries, or Sigma-queries, for multimedia information sources and databases. An e-learning environment involving many academic inst itutions serves as a test bed to evaluate this approach. Application to digital library is discussed.