Mobile Application with Cloud-Based Computer Vision Capability for University Students’ Library Services

Joe Llerena-Izquierdo, Fernando Procel-Jupiter, Alison Cunalema-Arana

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This paper presents the development of the smart device mobile application “Book’s Recognition”. The app recognizes the text of library book titles at the library of the Universidad Politécnica Salesiana in the city of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Through a service stored in Amazon Web Service (AWS), Mobil Vision’s algorithms for text recognition, and Google’s API on the Android platform, the app “Book’s Recognition” allows its user to recognize the text of the title of a physical book in an innovative and effective way, showing the user basic information about the book in real time. The application can be offered as a service of the library. The purpose of this development is to awaken university student’s interest about new and creative forms of intelligent investigation with resources from the university’s main library, and furthermore to facilitate the investigative process by providing information on non-digitalized, and digitalized, books that hold valuable and relevant information for all generations. The mobile app can be downloaded the following website:

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation and Research - A Driving Force for Socio-Econo-Technological Development
EditorsMiguel Botto-Tobar, Marcelo Zambrano Vizuete, Angela Díaz Cadena
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030604660
StatePublished - 2021
Event1st International Congress on Research and Innovation, CI3 2020 - Sangolqui, Ecuador
Duration: 18 Jun 202019 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


Conference1st International Congress on Research and Innovation, CI3 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Salesian Polytechnic University; the team of people who work in the library of the university?s Guayaquil branch for carrying out the project and testing the developed prototypes; the university students in academic period 55; the engineering majors for being critical in their responses to the development and implementation of the application which allowed for improvements and a new version of the application; and the GIEACI research group ( for their support in the methodological-logical research process.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Machine vision
  • Text recognition
  • University library services


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