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An analysis of multimedia searching on AltaVista

Bernard J. Jansen, Amanda Spink, Jan Pedersen
2003 Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGMM international workshop on Multimedia information retrieval - MIR '03  
This paper presents research that examines characteristics of multimedia Web searching on Alta Vista.  ...  More specifically, the research questions driving this study are: (1) What are the characteristics of multimedia searching on Alta Vista?  ...  Web search engine. We examine the effect of multimedia radio buttons, an innovation in multimedia searching, and one that has not yet been studied.  ... 
doi:10.1145/973264.973294 dblp:conf/mir/JansenSP03 fatcat:najetqt32bhlnpmnmioylakc74

Evaluating strategies and systems for content based indexing of person images on the Web

Yuksel Alp Aslandogan, Clement T. Yu
2000 Proceedings of the eighth ACM international conference on Multimedia - MULTIMEDIA '00  
Content based indexing of multimedia has always been a challenging task. The enormity and the diversity of the multimedia content on the web adds another dimension to this challenge.  ...  In this paper, we examine ways of combining visual and textual information for content based indexing of multimedia on the web.  ...  The commercial image search engines, Lycos ~ and AltaVista e apparently do not perform visual analysis and rely heavily on the tag text.  ... 
doi:10.1145/354384.354514 dblp:conf/mm/AslandoganY00 fatcat:4fwv24d625gp3lksndwkzhil5y

Analysis of Haptics Evolution from Web Search Engines' Data

Agnès Guerraz, Céline Loscos
2009 Journal of Multimedia  
The study presented in this article uses data collected at different periods of time (on Web search engines from requests on three different terminologies: haptique, haptik and haptics, taken respectively  ...  This article proposes using search engine results data such as the number of results containing relevant terms, to measure the evolution of Haptics, the field devoted to the science and technology of the  ...  III COMPUTATION OF THE EVOLUTION PER MONTH OF THE GROWTH OF RESULTS OF QUERYING HAPTIQUE, HAPTIK, AND HAPTICS ON THE ALTAVISTA SEARCH ENGINE.  ... 
doi:10.4304/jmm.4.4.196-203 fatcat:bjgfmfjbxbdzxlyujlzbhljnnu

Virtual multimedia libraries built from the web

Neil C. Rowe
2002 Proceedings of the second ACM/IEEE-CS joint conference on Digital libraries - JCDL '02  
We have developed a tool MARIE-4 for building virtual libraries of multimedia (images, video, and audio) by automatically exploring (crawling) a specified subdomain of the World Wide Web to create an index  ...  based on caption keywords.  ...  We recently demonstrated eight times the recall for the same level of precision as AltaVista Image Search.  ... 
doi:10.1145/544220.544251 dblp:conf/jcdl/Rowe02 fatcat:lf7lzofs3fb6jpnjb6sf4xkte4

Cross-language multimedia information retrieval

Sharon Flank
2000 Proceedings of the sixth conference on Applied natural language processing -  
Image retrieval is one of those applications, with results ranging from 68% of human translator performance for German, to 100% for French.  ...  There are no discourse issues at all: searches never use anaphora, and no one cares if the translated query sounds good or not.  ...  The Cross-Language Multimedia Retrieval Application This paper offers several original contributions to the literature on crosslanguage information retrieval.  ... 
doi:10.3115/974147.974150 dblp:conf/anlp/Flank00 fatcat:ewp3t7yr5naoxfgvf3k6d6gqoy

A study and comparison of multimedia Web searching: 1997-2006

Dian Tjondronegoro, Amanda Spink, Bernard J. Jansen
2009 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
Searching for multimedia is an important activity for users of Web search engines.  ...  This article provides results from a Weblog analysis study of multimedia Web searching by Dogpile users in 2006.  ...  Introduction Searching for multimedia is an important activity for users of Web search engines.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.21094 fatcat:y3nxe4txine7riy63dsg4pkrve

The low availability of metadata elements for evaluating the quality of medical information on the World Wide Web

J Shon, M A Musen
1999 Proceedings. AMIA Symposium  
Analysis of pages retrieved from 97 unique sites using a simple keyword search for "breast cancer treatment" on a generic and a health-specific search engine revealed that basic publishing elements were  ...  We discuss the design of a metadata-based system for the evaluation of quality of medical content on the World Wide Web that addresses current limitations in ensuring quality.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was supported in part by the National Library of Medicine Training Grant NLM LM 07033.  ... 
pmid:10566500 pmcid:PMC2232512 fatcat:dk7hwuthsbfglohhkb3s5o7g3i

A Heuristic Search for Relevant Images on the Web [chapter]

Feiyang Yu, Horace H. S. Ip, Clement H. Leung
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, we present an automatic image-gathering method based on keyword-based web search engines.  ...  We have compared the result of our approach to the performance of three commercial web image search engines.  ...  Introduction With the explosive growth of the World Wide Web and multimedia technologies, finding useful images using web search engines has become a part of our every day life.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11526346_63 fatcat:gdgfiepmivhoxgspqolxctwwji

Extracting macroscopic information from Web links

Mike Thelwall
2001 Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
of an official government rating exercise for research.  ...  This article attempts to provide such evidence through an evaluation of Ingwersen's (1998) proposed external Web Impact Factor (WIF) for the original use of the web: the interlinking of academic research  ...  Acknowledgements The quality, scope and accuracy of this paper was substantially improved by the detailed and insightful comments of the reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.1002/asi.1182 fatcat:u2k2ic6r35gxzapgb5vjfwopmy

Speechbot: an experimental speech-based search engine for multimedia content on the web

J.-M. Van Thong, P.J. Moreno, B. Logan, B. Fidler, K. Maffey, M. Moores
2002 IEEE transactions on multimedia  
As the Web transforms from a text only medium into a more multimedia rich medium the need arises to perform searches based on the multimedia content.  ...  Our Web site is similar in spirit to normal Web search sites; it contains an index, not the actual multimedia content.  ...  Scott has been in charge of running the site, keeping the index fresh, and performing numerous analyses on our Web site.  ... 
doi:10.1109/6046.985557 fatcat:hb5a5rkwyfh6fm4si7hccckng4

Searching for digital images on the web

Bernard J. Jansen
2008 Journal of Documentation  
Purpose -The purpose of this paper is to examine the way in which end user searching on the web has become the primary method of locating digital images for many people.  ...  Research limitations/implications -Patterns in web searching for image content do emerge that inform the design of web-based multimedia systems, namely, that there is a high interest in locating image  ...  Jansen et al. (2003) did examine searching on federated multimedia collections on AltaVista In their analysis, Jansen et al. (2003) compared general web, audio, image, and video web searching.  ... 
doi:10.1108/00220410810844169 fatcat:xmkysa4ywndqthtzxbtry56sxa

METIORE: A Publications Reference for the Adaptive Hypermedia Community [chapter]

David Bueno, Ricardo Conejo, Cristina Carmona, Amos A. David
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In fact the case the user is not able to make queries about the available documents and must check them one by one using general purpose search engines.  ...  The Web is one of the most powerful sources of information on any topic. However looking for scientific literature is a difficult task.  ...  The search engines such as Altavista or Google are improving their way of retrieving information.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-47952-x_65 fatcat:yy5tpvxt3fhh3fxzpwu7wh5orq

A review of the development and application of the Web impact factor

Xuemei Li
2003 Online information review (Print)  
The Web impact factor (WIF), for example, is the online counterpart of the journal impact factor. This paper reviews how this linkbased metric has been developed, enhanced and applied.  ...  AltaVista: AND Google ( also has an advanced search facility but it does not support the same level of Boolean querying as AltaVista or AllTheWeb.  ...  The number of links to a Web page is assessed to be the number of Web pages that contain at least one link to that Web page, if a search engine is used (e.g. AltaVista, AllTheWeb).  ... 
doi:10.1108/14684520310510046 fatcat:3vium2xzgrbl7la5nxpep5i2sa

Web Presence of Selected Asian Countries: A Webometric Study

Samir Kumar Jalal, Subal Chandra Biswas, Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay
2010 Collnet Journal of Scientometrics and Information Management  
The study analyzes the web presence using popular search engines like Altavista, Google, Yahoo and MSN.  ...  The paper focuses on the Web presence and visibility of websites of Asian countries.  ...  Besides hyperlink analysis are also required to know the interconnection of one country to another with the power of search engines.  ... 
doi:10.1080/09737766.2010.10700893 fatcat:pczn4mjv75fpdkcuvq3v5bvugq


2001 Kansei Engineering International  
We hypothesizethat this translation process can be grounded into the categorization of users's perception, i.e. the extraction of structures in the multimedia information.  ...  Our experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the concept as well as a superior performance compared to manually filtering the output of existing search engines.  ...  On the other hand, many search-engines are available on the Internet for retrieving images, e.g. [25, 26, 27].  ... 
doi:10.5057/kei.2.2_1 fatcat:pqyqh4zmtff3thkpestxenqbie
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