Mobile Application with Cloud-Based Computer Vision Capability for University Students’ Library Services

  • Joe Llerena-IzquierdoEmail author
  • Fernando Procel-Jupiter
  • Alison Cunalema-Arana
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1277)


This paper presents the development of the smart device mobile application “Book’s Recognition”. The app recognizes the text of library book titles at the library of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Through a service stored in Amazon Web Service (AWS), Mobil Vision’s algorithms for text recognition, and Google’s API on the Android platform, the app “Book’s Recognition” allows its user to recognize the text of the title of a physical book in an innovative and effective way, showing the user basic information about the book in real time. The application can be offered as a service of the library. The purpose of this development is to awaken university student’s interest about new and creative forms of intelligent investigation with resources from the university’s main library, and furthermore to facilitate the investigative process by providing information on non-digitalized, and digitalized, books that hold valuable and relevant information for all generations. The mobile app can be downloaded the following website:


Machine vision Text recognition University library services 



We thank the Salesian Polytechnic University; the team of people who work in the library of the university’s Guayaquil branch for carrying out the project and testing the developed prototypes; the university students in academic period 55; the engineering majors for being critical in their responses to the development and implementation of the application which allowed for improvements and a new version of the application; and the GIEACI research group ( for their support in the methodological-logical research process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Politécnica SalesianaGuayaquilEcuador

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