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A Successful Field Test of a Mobile and Multilingual Information Service System COMPASS2008

  • Hans Uszkoreit
  • Feiyu Xu
  • Weiquan Liu
  • Jörg Steffen
  • Ilhan Aslan
  • Jin Liu
  • Christel Müller
  • Bernhard Holtkamp
  • Manfred Wojciechowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4553)

Abstract

We will describe a field test and its evaluation of a truly novel type of mobile computer programs that will assist foreign tourists in their communication with Chinese people. The software is an electronic phrase book and a translation aid but at the same time a powerful multilingual information system connected to numerous services via the Internet. It effectively helps visitors to navigate through the streets, temples and shopping centres of the Beijing megalopolis. It was developed in the German-Chinese project COMPASS 2008, a research action within the Digital Olympics framework. The subjects of the field test were fifteen tourists from seven countries. The test concentrated on usability and acceptance. The applied methodology adapts recognized standards and widely accepted best practice to the specific application type.

Keywords

field test multilingual multimodal mobile applications context-sensitive information service usability and acceptability evaluation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Uszkoreit
    • 1
  • Feiyu Xu
    • 1
  • Weiquan Liu
    • 3
  • Jörg Steffen
    • 1
  • Ilhan Aslan
    • 2
  • Jin Liu
    • 4
  • Christel Müller
    • 4
  • Bernhard Holtkamp
    • 5
  • Manfred Wojciechowski
    • 5
  1. 1.DFKI GmbH, LT Lab, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 SaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.DFKI GmbH, IUI Lab, Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, D-66123 SaarbrückenGermany
  3. 3.Capinfo Co. Ltd., Yu Min Dong Lu, Xi Cheng District, Beijing, 100029P. R. China
  4. 4.T-Systems, Advanced Voice Solutions, Goslarer Ufer 35, 10589 BerlinGermany
  5. 5.Fraunhofer-Institut für Software- und Systemtechnik ISST, Email-Figge-Straße 91, 44227 DortmundGermany

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