Users' Perceptions of Searching in FlickLing

Evgenia Vassilakaki, Frances C. Johnson, Richard J. Hartley, David Randall
2009 Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum  
This study aims to explore users' image seeking behaviour when searching for known, non-annotated images across languages in FlickLing. In particular, the investigation reported in this paper aims to demonstrate the value in focusing on user's trust and confidence in the exploration of seeking behaviour to reveal users' perceptions of the tasks involved when searching across languages. The task assigned to our 24 users was to search for three specific images described in Dutch, German and
more » ... h consecutively. In this context, four different methods, both qualitative and quantitative (questionnaires, observation, retrospective thinking aloud and interviews) were employed. Preliminary finding regarding users' switching between the two modes, users' thinking of languages and their answers to the two questionnaires on trust and confidence are only reported here. It appears from our preliminary findings that there is variation in our users perceptions of searching for images across languages and their approach to using translations and that this occurs regardless of the amount or type of help or guidance given.
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