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Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:Katsumi Tanaka:3Toshiyuki Masui:2Satoshi Nakamura:2
Mitsuru Minakuchi's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:Katsumi Tanaka:47Satoshi Nakamura:24Toshiyuki Masui:19
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Publications by Mitsuru Minakuchi (bibliography)
Minakuchi, Mitsuru and Nakamura, Satoshi (2007): Collaborative ambient systems by blow displays. In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2007. pp. 105-108.
We implemented blow displays, which provide force feelings with no contact. Although blow displays can use only wind velocities and directions to represent information, they are less intrusive and less visually polluting to other media than other displays. We propose collaborative ambient systems to utilize blow displays' characteristics of spatiality and compatibility with other media. In collaborative ambient systems, blow displays direct the user to displays that provide rich information. Blow displays can also express information auxiliary to the main content the user is attending to. In this paper, we describe some ongoing applications and discuss their benefits and issues.
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Miyamori, Hisashi, Minakuchi, Mitsuru, Stejic, Zoran, Ma, Qiang, Araki, Tadashi and Tanaka, Katsumi (2006): Proposal of integrated search engine of web and TV contents. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on the World Wide Web 2006. pp. 911-912.
A search engine that can handle TV programs and Web content in an integrated way is proposed. Conventional search engines have been able to handle Web content and/or data stored in a PC desktop as target information. In the future, however, the target information is expected to be stored in various places such as in hard-disk (HD)/DVD recorders, digital cameras, mobile devices, and even in real space as ubiquitous content, and a search engine that can search across such heterogeneous resources will become essential. Therefore, as a first step towards developing such next-generation search engine, a prototype search system for Web and TV programs is developed that performs integrated search of those content, and that allows chain search where related content can be accessed from each search result. The integrated search is achieved by generating integrated indices for Web and TV content based on vector space model and by computing similarity between the query and all the content described by the indices. The chain search of related content is done by computing similarity between the selected result and all other content based on the integrated indices. Also, the zoom-based display of the search results enables to control media transition and level of details of the contents to acquire information efficiently. In this paper, testing of a prototype of the integrated search engine validated the approach taken by the proposed method.
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Minakuchi, Mitsuru and Tanaka, Katsumi (2005): Automatic kinetic typography composer. In: Lee, Newton (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE 2005 June 15-15, 2005, Valencia, Spain. pp. 221-224.
Nakamura, Satoshi, Minakuchi, Mitsuru and Tanaka, Katsumi (2005): Energy browser: to make exercise enjoyable and interesting. In: Lee, Newton (ed.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology - ACE 2005 June 15-15, 2005, Valencia, Spain. pp. 258-261.
Masui, Toshiyuki, Minakuchi, Mitsuru, Borden, George R. and Kashiwagi, Kouichi (1996): WING: A Multiple-View Smooth Information Retrieval System. In: Proceedings of the 19th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval 1996. p. 338.
WING (Whole Interactive Nara Guide) is a system to enable smooth information retrieval by integrating multiple search strategies such as 3-D map visualization, hypertext, keyword search, and category search with the same smooth zooming interface. Nara, located about 40 kilometers south of Kyoto, is an ancient capital of Japan and full of tourist attractions like old shrines and temples. Using WING, any vague knowledge about the data can be utilized to narrow the search space, and users can smoothly navigate through Nara at will, by modifying the search area in each view.
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Masui, Toshiyuki, Minakuchi, Mitsuru, Borden IV, George R. and Kashiwagi, Kouichi (1995): Multiple-View Approach for Smooth Information Retrieval. In: Robertson, George G. (ed.) Proceedings of the 8th annual ACM symposium on User interface and software technology November 15 - 17, 1995, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. pp. 199-206.
Although various visualization techniques have been proposed for information retrieval tasks, most of them are based on a single strategy for viewing and navigating through the information space, and vague knowledge such as a fragment of the name of the object is not effective for the search. In contrast, people usually look for things using various vague clues simultaneously. For example, in a library, people can not only walk through the shelves to find a book they have in mind, but also they can be reminded of the author's name by viewing the books on the shelf and check the index cards to get more information. To enable such realistic search strategies, we developed a multiple-view information retrieval system where data visualization, keyword search, and category search are integrated with the same smooth zooming interface, and any vague knowledge about the data can be utilized to narrow the search space. Users can navigate through the information space at will, by modifying the search area in each view.
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