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This article presents the initial stages of research at the University of Ulster into a mobile intelligent multimedia presentation system called TeleMorph. TeleMorph aims to dynamically generate multimedia presentations using output modalities that are determined by the bandwidth available on a mobile device's wireless connection. To demonstrate the effectiveness of this research, TeleTuras, a tourist information guide for the city of Derry, will implement the solution provided by TeleMorph, thus demonstrating its effectiveness. This article does not focus on the multimodal content composition but rather concentrates on the motivation for and issues surrounding such intelligent tourist systems.

Keywords: Intelligent multimedia generation and presentation; Intelligent tourist interfaces; Mobile intelligent multimedia; e-Market

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Intelligent Multimedia Research Group, School of Computing and Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Northland Road, Northern Ireland, BT48 7JL, UK

Publication date: 2004-01-01

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  • Information Technology & Tourism is the first scientific journal dealing with the exciting relationship between information technology and tourism. Information and communication systems embedded in a global net have profound influence on the tourism and travel industry. Reservation systems, distributed multimedia systems, highly mobile working places, electronic markets, and the dominant position of tourism applications in the Internet are noticeable results of this development. And the tourism industry poses several challenges to the IT field and its methodologies.
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