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OMUS: an optimized multimedia service for the home environment

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Media content in home environments is often scattered across multiple devices in the home network. As both the available multimedia devices in the home (e.g., smartphones, tablets, laptops, game consoles, etc.) and the available content (video and audio) is increasing, interconnecting desired content with available devices is becoming harder and home users are experiencing difficulties in selecting interesting content for their current context. In this paper, we start with an analysis of the home environment by means of a user study. Information handling problems are identified and requirements for a home information system formulated. To meet these requirements we propose the OMUS home information system which includes an optimized content aggregation framework, a hybrid group-based contextual recommender system, and an overall web-based user interface making both content and recommendations available for all devices across the home network. For the group recommendations we introduced distinct weights for each user and showed that by varying the weights, the coverage (i.e., items that can be returned by the recommender) considerably increases. Also the addition of genre filter functionality was proven to further boost the coverage. The OMUS system was evaluated by means of focus groups and by qualitative and quantitative performance assessment of individual parts of the system. The modularity of internal components and limited imposed hardware requirements implies flexibility as to how the OMUS system can be deployed (ranging from e.g., embedded in hardware devices or more software services based).
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DLNA, Graphical user interfaces, Recommender systems, Algorithms, UPNP, IBCN, IMPLEMENTATION, DEVICES, Multimedia, Information systems

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Dooms, Simon, Toon De Pessemier, Dieter Verslype, et al. “OMUS: An Optimized Multimedia Service for the Home Environment.” MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS 72.1 (2014): 281–311. Print.
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Dooms, Simon, De Pessemier, T., Verslype, D., Nelis, J., De Meulenaere, J., Van den Broeck, W., Martens, L., et al. (2014). OMUS: an optimized multimedia service for the home environment. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, 72(1), 281–311.
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Dooms, Simon, Toon De Pessemier, Dieter Verslype, Jelle Nelis, Jonas De Meulenaere, Wendy Van den Broeck, Luc Martens, and Chris Develder. 2014. “OMUS: An Optimized Multimedia Service for the Home Environment.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 72 (1): 281–311.
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Dooms, Simon, Toon De Pessemier, Dieter Verslype, Jelle Nelis, Jonas De Meulenaere, Wendy Van den Broeck, Luc Martens, and Chris Develder. 2014. “OMUS: An Optimized Multimedia Service for the Home Environment.” Multimedia Tools and Applications 72 (1): 281–311.
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Dooms S, De Pessemier T, Verslype D, Nelis J, De Meulenaere J, Van den Broeck W, et al. OMUS: an optimized multimedia service for the home environment. MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS. 2014;72(1):281–311.
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S. Dooms et al., “OMUS: an optimized multimedia service for the home environment,” MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 281–311, 2014.
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  author       = {Dooms, Simon and De Pessemier, Toon and Verslype, Dieter and Nelis, Jelle and De Meulenaere, Jonas and Van den Broeck, Wendy and Martens, Luc and Develder, Chris},
  issn         = {1380-7501},
  journal      = {MULTIMEDIA TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS},
  keywords     = {DLNA,Graphical user interfaces,Recommender systems,Algorithms,UPNP,IBCN,IMPLEMENTATION,DEVICES,Multimedia,Information systems},
  language     = {eng},
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  title        = {OMUS: an optimized multimedia service for the home environment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-012-1347-y},
  volume       = {72},
  year         = {2014},
}

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