Automated description generation for indoor floor maps

Devi Paladugu, Hima Bindu Maguluri, Qiongjie Tian, Baoxin Li

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Abstract

People with visual impairment can face numerous challenges navigating a new environment. A practical need is to navigate through unfamiliar indoor environments such as school buildings, hotels, etc., for which commonly-used existing tools like canes, seeing-eye dogs and GPS devices cannot provide adequate support. We demonstrate a prototype system that aims at addressing this practical need. The input to the system is the name of the building/ establishment supplied by a user, which is used by a web crawler to determine the availability of a floor map on the corresponding website. If available, the map is downloaded and used by the proposed system to generate a verbal description giving an overview of the locations of key landmarks inside the map with respect to one another. Our preliminary survey and experiments indicate that this is a promising direction to pursue in supporting indoor navigation for the visually impaired.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Pages211-212
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 27 2012
Event14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012 - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2012Oct 24 2012

Publication series

NameASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Other

Other14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period10/22/1210/24/12

Keywords

  • Indoor Floor maps
  • Navigation
  • Verbal Description
  • Visually Impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Paladugu, D., Maguluri, H. B., Tian, Q., & Li, B. (2012). Automated description generation for indoor floor maps. In ASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 211-212). (ASSETS'12 - Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). https://doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384958