Integrated Speaker Classification for Mobile Shopping Applications
Michael Feld; Gerrit Kahl
In: Wolfgang Nejdl; Judy Kay; Pearl Pu; Eelco Herder (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems. 5th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH-08), July 29 - August 1, Hannover, Germany, Pages 288-291, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), Vol. 5149, ISBN 978-3-540-70984-8, Springer, 2008.
This paper presents an approach to how speaker classification can be used to enable new ways for recommender systems in a mobile shopping environment to bootstrap user models and avoid common problems such as the ``early rater''. In a concrete shopping scenario, we introduce the speech-controlled Mobile ShopAssist demonstrator that allows a new customer to more quickly find a product that fulfills his or her demographic group's specific requirements by exploiting features extracted from speech using the AGENDER speaker classification system. We propose a method for computing preference scores based on the user's profile and demonstrate how the application's GUI can be adapted to deliver the recommendations to the user.