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User experiments with the Eurovision cross-language image retrieval system

Clough, P. and Sanderson, M. (2006) User experiments with the Eurovision cross-language image retrieval system. Journal of the American Society of Information Science and Technology, 57 (5). 697 -708. ISSN 1532-2890


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In this paper we present Eurovision, a text-based system for cross-language (CL) image retrieval. The system is evaluated by multilingual users for two search tasks with the system configured in English and five other languages. To our knowledge this is the first published set of user experiments for CL image retrieval. We show that: (1) it is possible to create a usable multilingual search engine using little knowledge of any language other than English, (2) categorizing images assists the user's search, and (3) there are differences in the way users search between the proposed search tasks. Based on the two search tasks and user feedback, we describe important aspects of any CL image retrieval system.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is an author produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the journal's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008 09:18
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 16:56
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.20331
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1002/asi.20331
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4524

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