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Requirements to a Search Engine for Semantic Multimedia Content

Requirements to a Search Engine for Semantic Multimedia Content
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Author(s): Lydia Weiland (University of Mannheim, Germany), Felix Hanser (University of Mannheim, Germany) and Ansgar Scherp (Leibniz Information Center for Economics, Germany)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 15
Source title: Digital Multimedia: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3822-6.ch036


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The authors investigate user requirements regarding the interface design for semantic multimedia search and retrieval based on a prototypical implementation of a search engine for multimedia content on the web. Thus, unlike existing image or video search engines, they are interested in true multimedia content combining different media assets into multimedia documents like PowerPoint presentations and Flash files. In a user study with 20 participants, the authors conducted a formative evaluation based on the think-aloud method and semi-structured interviews in order to obtain requirements to a future web search engine for multimedia content. The interviews are complemented by a paper-and-pencil questionnaire to obtain quantitative information. As a result, the authors elicit requirements to a web search engine for multimedia content. Among them, scalability and personalization of the presented information are identified as the main goals. Based on the requirements, they present mockups demonstrating the user interface of a future multimedia search and retrieval engine.

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