Cross-cultural communication with icons and images

Anneli Heimbürger, Marie Duži, Yasushi Kiyoki, Shiori Sasaki, Sukanya Khanom

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Visual information such as pictorial symbols, icons and images capture our imagination. In our paper, we discuss icons and images in the context of cross-cultural communication. The authors present their own viewpoints to the subject. We discuss about communication in the multi-cultural world and analyze icons in cross-cultural context. Two professional application domains for icons will be presented. A Kansei-based cross-cultural multimedia computing system and a cross-cultural image communication system are described. Icons are a good means for communication within a certain application domain and in a certain context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXV
EditorsTakehiro Tokuda, Yasushi Kiyoki, Hannu Jaakkola, Naofumi Yoshida
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


  • Icons
  • crisis management
  • cross-cultural communication
  • images
  • intelligent icons
  • knowledge discovery
  • knowledge searching
  • multimedia systems
  • requirements engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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