A comparative analysis of web image and textual queries

Hsiao‐Tieh Pu
2005 Online information review (Print)  
Purpose -This study aims to examine the differences between web image and textual queries. Design/methodology/approach -A large number of web queries from image and textual search engines were analysed and compared based on their factual characteristics, query types, and search interests. Findings -Useful results include the findings that web users tend to input short queries when searching for visual or textual information; that image requests have more zero hits and higher specificity, and
more » ... tain more refined queries; that web image requests are more focused than textual requests on some popular search interests, and that the variety of textual queries is greater than that of image requests. Originality/value -This study provides results that may enhance one's understanding of web-searching behaviour and the inherent implications for the improvement of current web image retrieval systems.
doi:10.1108/14684520510628864 fatcat:c733nj3i25cgzcezx45qsbevju