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The effect of activity on relevance and granularity for navigation

Hirtle, SC and Timpf, S and Tenbrink, T (2011) The effect of activity on relevance and granularity for navigation. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED, 73 - 89. ISBN 9783642231957

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This paper addresses the role of activity on the construction of route directions. Primary to our conceptualization is that the activity at hand constrains the relevance of spatial information for task performance, as well as the level of granularity at which information is needed. In this paper, we highlight the role of activity for relevance and granularity first based on a review of each of the components involved, and furthermore by a semantic analysis of content patterns in human-generated instructions. The analysis identifies the verbalization styles that are associated with distinct types of activities on the basis of individual keywords that may serve as indicators. We offer a strong theoretical argument for the importance of activities and provide a first step towards an operationalization of this concept, as well as implications for the development of cognitively motivated navigation systems. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hirtle, SChirtle@pitt.eduHIRTLE0000-0001-9621-2769
Timpf, S
Tenbrink, T
Date: 26 September 2011
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume: 6899 L
Page Range: 73 - 89
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/978-3-642-23196-4_5
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783642231957
ISSN: 0302-9743
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2012 16:37
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2021 13:55


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