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Using Language Generation to Create Weather Forecasts

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The face of computing is constantly changing. Wearable computers in the form of glasses or watches are becoming more and more common. These devices have very small screens (measured in

The face of computing is constantly changing. Wearable computers in the form of glasses or watches are becoming more and more common. These devices have very small screens (measured in millimeters), and users often interact with them through voice input and audio feedback. Weather is one of the most regularly checked app category on smart devices, but weather results on these devices are often limited to raw data, canned responses, or sentence templates with numbers plugged in. The goal for this project was to build a system that could generate weather forecast text, which could then be read to a user through text-to-speech. By using methods in language generation, the system can generate weather forecast text in millions of different ways. This is all computed locally, and it covers every possible weather case. In order to generate natural weather forecast texts, the system retrieved raw weather data from a weather API and created the text through six methods: content determination, document structuring, sentence aggregation, lexical choice, referring expression generation, and text realization. Content determination is the process of deciding on what information to include in a computer generated text. The document structuring phase deals with the order and structure of the information. Sentence aggregation is the merging of similar sentences to improve readability and to reduce redundancy. Lexical choice is the process of putting words to concepts. Referring expression generation is the process of identifying objects, regions, time periods, and locations within a text. Finally text realization involves creating sentences with proper syntax, morphology, and orthography. Through these six stages, a system was developed that could generate unique weather forecast text from raw data accurately and efficiently. It was built for iOS devices with Apple's new programming language, Swift, and it will be ported to the Apple Watch when the API is fully opened to developers.

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Mobile User Interface for Palliative Care Patients

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Palliative care is a field that serves to benefit enormously from the introduction of mobile medical applications. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic intend to address a reoccurring dilemma, in

Palliative care is a field that serves to benefit enormously from the introduction of mobile medical applications. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic intend to address a reoccurring dilemma, in which palliative care patients visit the emergency room during situations that are not urgent or life-threatening. Doing so unnecessarily drains the hospital’s resources, and it prevents the patient’s physician from applying specialized care that would better suit the patient’s individual needs. This scenario is detrimental to all involved. A mobile medical application seeks to foster doctor-patient communication while simultaneously decreasing the frequency of these excessive E.R. visits. In order to provide a sufficient standard of usefulness and convenience, the design of such a mobile application must be tailored to accommodate the needs of palliative care patients. Palliative care is focused on establishing long-term comfort for people who are often terminally-ill, elderly, handicapped, or otherwise severely disadvantaged. Therefore, a UI intended for palliative care patients must be devoted to simplicity and ease of use. The application must also be robust enough that the user feels that they have been provided with enough capabilities. The majority of this paper is dedicated to overhauling an existing palliative care application, the product of a previous honors thesis project, and implementing a user interface that establishes a simple, positive, and advantageous environment. This is accomplished through techniques such as color-coding, optimizing page layout, increasing customization capabilities, and more. Above all else, this user interface is intended to make the patient’s experience satisfying and trouble-free. They should be able to log in, navigate the application’s features with a few taps of their finger, and log out — all without undergoing any frustration or difficulties.

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  • 2015-12

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MOVEGROOVE: AN IOS APPLICATION FOR ADJUSTING MUSIC TO RUNNING SPEED

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I have created a business plan for the idea of the development of an iOS mobile application called MoveGroove. MoveGroove plans to be a simple, yet engaging application that is

I have created a business plan for the idea of the development of an iOS mobile application called MoveGroove. MoveGroove plans to be a simple, yet engaging application that is designed to maintain a runner's desired pace through music modulation. MoveGroove will allow an individual to set his or her appropriate desired running or jogging pace, and will adjust (speed up or slow down) the music to match their desired pace. It will not be focused on direct competition, but rather, progress. MoveGroove is catered to all ages and types of individuals, whether the individual is a marathon runner or a power-walker through the neighborhood. This iOS application will allow individuals to remain focused, entertained, and engaged. This business plan will allow the reader to understand the foundation of the different types of operating systems resulting in the reasons for creating the application, MoveGroove; how to use the application to provide the mode effective results; and how MoveGroove will contribute to the mobile market. Additionally, within the business plan are categories that allow an individual to determine and compare its growth and marketability against other competitors in the market system. Ultimately, within the current mobile application market, there are over one million applications \u2014 the number of applications is continuing to increase each year. Applications are becoming a large part of the mobile phone. This particular application, MoveGroove, will provide a new way in the mobile market that will increase the productivity of individuals while producing a unique blend of recreational and goal-setting values as they exercise.

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  • 2016-05

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Route Planner iOS Application

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When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which

When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which can overwhelm the user. They are provided suggestions all along the route, not just at those times when they would be needed. RoutePlanner simply takes all that information and only presents that data to the user, that they would need at a particular time. Gas station suggestions would show when the gas tank range is going to be hit soon, and restaurant suggestions would only be shown around lunch time. The iOS app takes in the users origin and destination and provides the user the route as given by GoogleMaps, and then various stop suggestions at their given time. Each route that is obtained, is broken down into a number of steps, which are basically a connection of coordinate points. These coordinate point collections are used to point to a location at a certain distance or duration away from the origin. Given a coordinate, we query the APIs for places of interest and move to the next stop, until the end of the route.

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MeetPoint: Study Group Organizer for Android

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MeetPoint is a project derived from Computer Science with a focus upon applications to mobile. The application is created to provide users with the ability to meet up with certain

MeetPoint is a project derived from Computer Science with a focus upon applications to mobile. The application is created to provide users with the ability to meet up with certain individuals to accomplish a specific task, in this case studying. The project idea came from the creator wanting to meet up with a friend in order to converse about an upcoming exam. The creator knew where the person lived, but could not easily come up with a location for the two to meet that would be a reasonable distance from both of them. Hence came the idea for a mobile application to complete those actions for the user. The project focuses upon implementation in a school setting in which the meetings would actually take place. For means of this project, the locations were fixed to on campus at Arizona State University. The committee felt that this would scope the project correctly for its two-semester creation while still demonstrating how to fulfill the task at hand. Android is the operating system of choice for the mobile application due to it being Java, which was the most familiar language to the student. MeetPoint provides users with an easy to navigate and familiar front-end while harnessing the power of a database in the back-end. The application hides the intricacies of the back-end from the user in order to better provide a comfortable user experience. A lot of the project was designed around providing a comfortable user experience by keeping the application familiar to the user in that it maintains similarities with other popular mobile applications.

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Entrepreneurship in Mobile Application Development

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My thesis is a creative project in which I designed, developed, marketed, and sold a mobile application on the iOS (iPhone) platform. In addition to developing a mobile application, I

My thesis is a creative project in which I designed, developed, marketed, and sold a mobile application on the iOS (iPhone) platform. In addition to developing a mobile application, I also formed a Limited Liability Company, Flem LLC, which I will own, manage, and operate for the duration of this project and beyond the thesis project. Flem LLC allows me to create a unique brand for my company, separate from myself, as well as providing legal protection for my personal assets. My initial application is titled "Derpy Calc". It is a basic calculator for iPhone capable of adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and taking the square root of positive, negative, and decimal numbers. Derpy Calc is unique because before it will output an answer, Derpy, the calculator's personality, will make a remark or ask a question that is factual, random, or silly. This application is targeted at teenagers and young adults and the outputs Derpy gives will be targeted those demographic. The purpose of this application is to provide humor and spontaneity to the process of doing math and is currently the only iOS application with that focus. Derpy debuted on the Apple App store on March 1st 2013. As of March 27th, it is on Version 1.2, has had 457 advertisement views on 328 downloads. It has earned Flem LLC a total of $0.75 in advertising revenues.

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  • 2013-05

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Developing an iOS Application to Guide Users Around Flooded Areas in Charleston, SC

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Charleston, South Carolina currently faces serious annual flooding issues due to tides and rainfall. These issues are expected to get significantly worse within the next few decades reaching a projected

Charleston, South Carolina currently faces serious annual flooding issues due to tides and rainfall. These issues are expected to get significantly worse within the next few decades reaching a projected 180 days a year of flooding by 2045 (Carter et al., 2018). Several permanent solutions are in progress by the City of Charleston. However, these solutions are years away at minimum and faced with development issues. This thesis attempts to treat some of the symptoms of flooding, such as navigation, by creating an iPhone application which predicts flooding and helps people navigate around it safely. Specifically, this thesis will take into account rainfall and tide levels to display to users actively flooded areas of downtown Charleston and provide routing to a destination from a user’s location around these flooded areas whenever possible.

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  • 2019-05