Making human place knowledge digestible by computers

Grant number: DP170100109 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to develop the tools that will enable people to interact intuitively with computers about places and the relations between places. People understand their environment in a different way to computers; they think of places and their relations, while computers use coordinates and maps. People’s interaction with maps is cognitively costly and error-prone, which is becoming untenable in situations needing time-critical decision making. The project will revolutionise the design of information services where computers deal with humans and location in time-critical or stressful situations, including emergency calls, disaster response and local search queries. The uptake of this des..

View full description

Related publications (16)

University of Melbourne Researchers