Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings

Research Article

Stay Tuned! An Automatic RSS Feeds Trans-coder

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_24,
        author={Patrick Salamin and Alexandre Wetzel and Daniel Thalmann and Fr\^{e}d\^{e}ric Vexo},
        title={Stay Tuned! An Automatic RSS Feeds Trans-coder},
        proceedings={Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment. Third International Conference, INTETAIN 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 22-24, 2009. Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTETAIN},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={User context awareness RSS reader Trans-coding Geo-localization},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_24}
    }
    
  • Patrick Salamin
    Alexandre Wetzel
    Daniel Thalmann
    Frédéric Vexo
    Year: 2012
    Stay Tuned! An Automatic RSS Feeds Trans-coder
    INTETAIN
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02315-6_24
Patrick Salamin1,*, Alexandre Wetzel1, Daniel Thalmann1, Frédéric Vexo1
  • 1: VRLab - EPFL
*Contact email: patrick.salamin@epfl.ch

Abstract

News aggregators are widely used to read RSS feeds but they require the user to be in front of a screen. While moving, people usually do not have any display, or very small ones. Moreover, they need to perform actions to get access to the news: download a tool, choose to generate audio files from the news, and send them to e.g. an MP3 player. We propose in this paper a system that automatically detects when the user leaves the computer room and directly sends the trans-coded news onto the user Smartphone. All the aggregated news are then transmitted to the user who can listen to them without any action. We present in this paper such a system and the very promising results we obtained after testing it.