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User queries in Image Searching

Youngok Choi

(Submission #99)


Researchers examined image search queries on the Web. They analyzed search logs from general or commercial search engines or studied specific image database systems based on log analysis. While these studies provide basic understanding of image query formulation, further characteristics of userís queries in the interactive searching process have not been explored. This study thus builds on previous studies on image search queries by examining the patterns of query formulation and modification in visual information search. Specifically, first, it investigates the effects of tasks and other contextual factors on query length and query changes; and second, it compares the query length and changes with the userís satisfaction of search results.

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