Implicit search with eye tracking
Tan, Raymond Yao Zong
Date of Issue2014
School of Computer Engineering
Eye tracking as an input device is becoming more and more viable as technology in the field advances. This alongside with implicit searching, which basically means preemptive searching based on your current usage provides an idea that will potentially change the game of web searching. The purpose of this project is to provide users with a tool that will allow them effective information retrieval abilities based on a concept which is implicit search, which means that the tool will pick up your current web browsing content and provide relevant details in a sidebar through web searches that are ran in the background. Currently development is based on highlight text as an input method due to a lack of resource, but with current eye tracking technology, text inputs can be obtained fairly easily and will be able to replace the current alternative. The current stage of development for the ImplicitHelper allows users to do searching through the highlighting of text. This serves as an indication of key phrases and search results are shown in a sidebar created from a Google Chrome extension. Other functions includes the viewing of recently closed tabs which allows restoration and also a notepad function.
DRNTU::Engineering::Computer science and engineering::Software::Software engineering
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University