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Geographic relevance in mobile services


Reichenbacher, T (2009). Geographic relevance in mobile services. In: Wilde, E. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Location and the Web (LOCWEB). New York: ACM, Association for Computing Machinery, online- .

Abstract

In this position paper we describe the concept of geographic relevance and its potential for mobile location-based services employing the mobile Internet. We argue that existing LBS have a too limited concept of location and its application for filtering geographic content. We propose an approach for geographic relevance that extends LBS and location-aware web applications and aims at better supporting mobile users’ decision-making based on geographic information. After a short description of an ongoing project we discuss the different roles of location and the different conceptions of space that can be involved in assessing and representing geographic relevance. Finally we provide a few concluding statements that aim at stimulating a cross-disciplinary discussion about location and its importance for relevance.

Abstract

In this position paper we describe the concept of geographic relevance and its potential for mobile location-based services employing the mobile Internet. We argue that existing LBS have a too limited concept of location and its application for filtering geographic content. We propose an approach for geographic relevance that extends LBS and location-aware web applications and aims at better supporting mobile users’ decision-making based on geographic information. After a short description of an ongoing project we discuss the different roles of location and the different conceptions of space that can be involved in assessing and representing geographic relevance. Finally we provide a few concluding statements that aim at stimulating a cross-disciplinary discussion about location and its importance for relevance.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:19 Mar 2010 08:52
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:52
Publisher:ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
Series Name:ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Number: 370
ISBN:978-1-60558-457-7
Additional Information:Article no. 10. - 2nd International Workshop on Location and the Web LOCWEB '09), Boston, MA, USA, April 4, 2009
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1507136.1507146

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