The MobiTOP project is an A*STAR funded initiative that aims to develop a flexible, reusable software platform for mobile tagging applications.
The MobiTOP project which is carried out by the team consisting of Assoc Prof Dion Goh and Assoc Prof Theng Yin Lengfrom the School of Communication and Information (SCI), Assoc Prof Lim Ee Peng (SCE), Asst Prof Sun Aixin (SCE), Asst P Zhang Jun (SCE), Asst Prof Chang Chew Hung (NIE), Assoc Prof Kalyani Chatterjea (NIE), is an A*STAR funded initiative that aims to develop a flexible, reusable software platform for mobile tagging applications. Mobile tagging is an extension of Web-based social tagging, in which electronic annotations and/or metadata are assigned to physical objects in the real-world for the purposes of information sharing. In addition to tag creation and sharing, the project will also aim to offer state-of-the-art techniques for tag analysis and discovery to assist users in retrieving relevant tags generated by other users efficiently and effectively. User interface research for mobile devices will also be conducted to ensure that the mobile tagging applications are able to meet the needs of their users. Potential applications are varied and include education, accessibility information sharing, tourism, and social networking. The figure below shows a prototype mobile tagging application applied to the sharing of accessibility information in buildings along Orchard Road. The project has been completed and you can find the published articles associated to this project under the publication section on this site.