Multimedia web searching trends: 1997-2001

Ozmutlu, Seda, Spink, Amanda H., & Ozmutlu, H. Cenk (2003) Multimedia web searching trends: 1997-2001. Information Processing and Management, 39(4), pp. 611-621.

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Multimedia is proliferating on Web sites, as the Web continues to enhance the integration of multimedia and textual information. In this paper we examine trends in multimedia Web searching by Excite users from 1997 to 2001. Results from an analysis of 1,025,910 Excite queries from 2001 are compared to similar Excite data sets from 1997 and 1999. Findings include: (1) queries per multimedia session have decreased since 1997 as a proportion of general queries due to the introduction of multimedia buttons near the query box, (2) multimedia queries identified are longer than non-multimedia queries, and (3) audio queries are more prevalent than image or video queries in identified multimedia queries. Overall, we see multimedia Web searching undergoing major changes as Web content and searching evolves.

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ID Code: 4854
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information retrieval, search results, searching trends
DOI: 10.1016/S0306-4573(02)00038-9
ISSN: 0306-4573
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 2003 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:19

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