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A Teachable Agent for Intergenerational Private Social Networks


Authors: A. Borjijin, K. Feng, and Z. Shen
Title: A Teachable Agent for Intergenerational Private Social Networks
Abstract: As the population is rapidly aging, the intergenerational communication problem has attracted researchers all around the world. In this paper, we design a teachable agent in an intergenerational private social network to provide opportunities for the young and the old generations to find more common topics and interests. Besides the basic functions shared by most social network services, we provide two additional features which are specially designed for the elderly: Timeline based autobiography and topic match. The timeline based autobiography feature fulfills the needs of the elderly that they prefer to recall the past experience and to convey useful lessons to young people. The topic match feature helps the youngster to find their posts which the elderly would like to read from other social network services.
Keywords: Intergenerational communication; Private social network; Teachable agent; Silver assistant
Journal Name: International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 21, no. 1
Publisher: Singapore Computer Society
Year: 2015
Accepted PDF File: A_Teachable_Agent_for_Intergenerational_Private_Social_Networks_accepted.pdf
Permanent Link: http://www.intjit.org/journal/download/down.php?file=/21/1/211_3.pdf
Reference: A. Borjijin, K. Feng, and Z. Shen, “A teachable agent for intergenerational private social networks,” International Journal of Information Technology, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 1–7, 2015.
bibtex: 
@article {LILY-j14,
   author	= {Borjijin, Ailiya and Feng, Kaiyu and Shen, Zhiqi}, 
   title	= {A Teachable Agent for Intergenerational Private Social Networks}, 
   journal	= {International Journal of Information Technology}, 
   year		= {2015},  
   volume	= {21}, 
   number	= {1}, 
   pages	= {1-7},
   publisher 	= {Singapore Computer Society}, 
}