Issue No.01 - January/February (2005 vol.20)
Yo-Ping Huang , Tatung University
Tienwei Tsai , Tatung University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIS.2005.1
Retrieving useful information from a specific database is a basic computing task. However, traditional information retrieval techniques aren't suitable for some educational purposes. In an ecological course, for example, it's difficult to conduct a query when students can't clearly describe all of the features of an unknown bird. The authors present a novel bird-searching system for Tablet PCs. The proposed system exploits the fuzzy semantic cognition concepts to design the retrieval mechanism. In this system, users can easily find the target bird by inputting the observed features, view its image, read its brief introduction, play its sound, and even take bird-life notes of it. The experimental results show that this model isn't only suitable for educational purpose but also easy to be modified for other domains.
fuzzy semantic, information retrieval, handheld devices, centrality, and intensity
Yo-Ping Huang, Tienwei Tsai, "A Fuzzy Semantic Approach to Retrieving Bird Information Using Handheld Devices", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.20, no. 1, pp. 16-23, January/February 2005, doi:10.1109/MIS.2005.1