Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 76, Issue 8, pp 10345–10356 | Cite as

Serendipity-based storification: from lifelogging to storytelling

  • Jai E. Jung
  • Minsung Hong
  • Hoang Long Nguyen


Storification is a theoretical technique which aims to construct the underlying relationships from discrete information for packaging them into a logical structure. In this paper, we focus on proposing the definition of serendipity-based storification in the personal history which is the combination of two-step processes: i) discovering hidden stories in the personal history and i i) representing stories using visualization techniques for easily grasping the information. MyMovieHistory Hong & Jung (Cybern Syst 46 (1-2), 69–83 ??) is used as the case study to demonstrate the effect of storification through detecting and presenting patterns in real personal data. The results can be utilized in helping people easily memorize and comprehend their histories. Moreover, additional benefits (e.g., reminding the pass, predicting the future, and communicating who you are) can be gained through the use of storification in the personal history.


Storification Serendipity mining Lifelogging Storytelling Personal history Data visualization 



This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (NRF-2014R1A2A2A05007154). Also, this work was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF-2015S1A5B6037297).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jai E. Jung
    • 1
  • Minsung Hong
    • 1
  • Hoang Long Nguyen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringChung-Ang UniversitySeoulKorea

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