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Type: Conference paper
Title: A non-expert organised visual database: a case study in using the Amazon metric to search images
Author: Wyeld, Theodor G.
Citation: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation, 2007; Article number 4272016:431-435
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2007
ISSN: 1093-9547
Conference Name: Information Visualization 2007. Conference (11th : 2007 : Zurich, Switzerland)
IV '07
School/Discipline: School of Humanities : Media
Abstract: In a previous paper the notion of "using the Amazon metric to construct an image database based on what people do, not what they say" was introduced (see [1]). In that paper we described a case study setting where 20 participants were asked to arrange a collection of 60 images from most to least similar. We found they organised them in many different ways for many different reasons. Using Wexelblat's [2] semantic dimensions as axes for visualisation in conjunction with the Amazon metric we were able to identify common clusters of images according to expert and non-expert orderings. This second study describes the construction of a visual database based on the results of the first case study's non-expert participants' organising strategies and rationales. The same participants from the first study were invited to search for "remembered' images in the visual database. A better understanding was gained of their detailed reasonings behind their choices. This led to the development of a non-expert organised visual database that proved to be useful to the non-expert user. This paper concludes with some recommendations for future research into developing a non-expert, selforganising, visual, image database using multiple thesauri, based on these core studies.
Keywords: 3D visual database; Amazon metric; Image database; Non-expert; Qualitative
Rights: © 2008 IEEE
RMID: 0020074413
DOI: 10.1109/IV.2007.12
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