An interface for browsing electronic novels using attractiveness map

Souichi Murai, Taketoshi Ushiama

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    Today, the electronic book (e-book) market is growing rapidly and people can choose e-books that they would like to read from a large amount of e-books on the Internet. In order to support people to select books, many techniques for searching and recommending books have been proposed. However the user would have to decide whether each book in candidates is worth reading. Performing a query on a book is effective when they know what they want to know, so it is not effective at unread-novel. In this paper, we propose a browsing interface for supporting a user to decide whether he/she reads an e-book novel or not effectively. Our interface allows the user to select browsing sentences in the novel efficiently by an attractiveness map, which visualizes the transition of attractiveness in the novel according to its story flow. Characteristic keywords are assigned to characteristic points on the attractiveness map and the user can grasp an overview of the story flow effectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems
    PublisherIOS Press BV
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781614991045
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Publication series

    NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
    ISSN (Print)0922-6389
    ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Artificial Intelligence


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