Demonstrating Reality-Based Information Retrieval

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With this work, we demonstrate our concept of Reality-Based Information Retrieval. Our principal idea is to bring Information Retrieval closer to the real world, for a new class of future, immersive IR interfaces. Technological advances in computer vision and machine learning will allow mobile Information Retrieval to make even better use of the people's surroundings and their ability to interact with the physical world. Reality-Based Information Retrieval augments the classic Information Retrieval process with context-dependent search cues and situated query and result visualizations using Augmented Reality technologies. We briefly describe our concept as an extension of the Information Retrieval pipeline and present two prototype implementations that showcase the potential of Reality-Based Information Retrieval.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM), New York
ISBN (Print)9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018



  • in situ visual analytics, spatial user interface, augmented reality, reality-based information retrieval, immersive visualization