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Symbiotic Interaction

Volume 9359 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 68-80

Developing a Symbiotic System for Scientific Information Seeking: The MindSee Project

  • Luciano GamberiniAffiliated withDepartment of General Psychology, University of PaduaHuman Inspired Technology Research Centre (HIT), University of Padua
  • , Anna SpagnolliAffiliated withDepartment of General Psychology, University of PaduaHuman Inspired Technology Research Centre (HIT), University of Padua
  • , Benjamin BlankertzAffiliated withNeurotechnology Group, Technische Universität Berlin
  • , Samuel KaskiAffiliated withHelsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Aalto University
  • , Jonathan FreemanAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, I2 Media Research, Goldsmiths University of London
  • , Laura AcqualagnaAffiliated withNeurotechnology Group, Technische Universität Berlin
  • , Oswald BarralAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), University of Helsinki
  • , Maura BellioAffiliated withHuman Inspired Technology Research Centre (HIT), University of Padua
  • , Luca ChechAffiliated withDepartment of General Psychology, University of Padua
    • , Manuel EugsterAffiliated withHelsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Aalto University
    • , Eva FerrariAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, I2 Media Research, Goldsmiths University of London
    • , Paolo NegriAffiliated withDepartment of General Psychology, University of Padua
    • , Valeria OrsoAffiliated withDepartment of General Psychology, University of Padua
    • , Patrik PluchinoAffiliated withHuman Inspired Technology Research Centre (HIT), University of Padua
    • , Filippo MinelleAffiliated withHuman Inspired Technology Research Centre (HIT), University of Padua
    • , Bariş SerimAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), University of Helsinki
    • , Markus WenzelAffiliated withNeurotechnology Group, Technische Universität Berlin
    • , Giulio JacucciAffiliated withHelsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), Aalto UniversityDepartment of Computer Science, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT), University of Helsinki

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Abstract

This paper describes an approach for improving the current systems supporting the exploration and research of scientific literature, which generally adopt a query-based information-seeking paradigm. Our approach is to use a symbiotic system paradigm, exploiting central and peripheral physiological data along with eye-tracking data to adapt to users’ ongoing subjective relevance and satisfaction with search results. The system described, along with the interdisciplinary theoretical work underpinning it, could serve as a stepping stone for the development and diffusion of next-generation symbiotic systems, enabling a productive interdependence between humans and machines. After introducing the concept and evidence informing the development of symbiotic systems over a wide range of application domains, we describe the rationale of the MindSee project, emphasizing its BCI component and pinpointing the criteria around which users’ evaluations can gravitate. We conclude by summarizing the main contribution that MindSee is expected to make.

Keywords

Symbiotic system Implicit measures BCI Information seeking User experience