Multimedia Chinese Web Search Engines: A Survey

Chang, Yun-Ke, Arroyo, Miguel Angel Morales, & Spink, Amanda (2007) Multimedia Chinese Web Search Engines: A Survey. In Fourth International Conference on Information Technology, 2007. ITNG '07, 2-4 April 2007, Las Vegas, USA.

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The objective of this paper is to explore the state of multimedia search functionality on major general and dedicated Web search engines in Chinese language. The authors studied: a) how many Chinese Web search engines presently make use of multimedia searching, and b) the type of multimedia search functionality available. Specifically, the following were examined: a) multimedia features - features allowing multimedia search; and b) extent of personalization - the extent to which a search engine Web site allows users to control multimedia search. Overall, Chinese Web search engines offer limited multimedia searching functionality. The significance of the study is based on two factors: a) little research has been conducted on Chinese Web search engines, and b) the instrument used in the study and the results obtained by this research could help users, Web designers, and Web search engine developers. By large, general Web search engines support more multimedia features than specialized ones

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ID Code: 14311
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Web sites, multimedia computing, natural language processing, search engines
DOI: 10.1109/ITNG.2007.130
ISBN: 0769527760
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 06 Aug 2008 00:00
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