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Tactics used when searching for digital videos

Wildemuth, BM and Sun Oh, J and Marchionini, G (2010) Tactics used when searching for digital videos. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In a world increasingly using multimedia materials, it is important for us to understand how people search databases for videos, and how the medium of the object in the collection may provide a context for those search behaviors. Specifically, this paper is concerned with the moves and tactics that 36 people used while conducting 141 searches of a video retrieval system. Transaction logs captured the participants' search strategies; each search move was coded and the data were examined for maximal repeating patterns (MRPs). Thirteen different search patterns (i.e., tactics) were used by the study participants; the tactics were mainly characterized by (1) the addition of concepts, resulting in a decrease in the size of the results set, and (2) frequent display and browsing of the search results. To explore the possibility that the multimedia character of the materials in the collection might affect people's search behaviors, these results are compared to results from an earlier study of search tactics used when searching a textual/factual database. Copyright 2010 ACM.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Wildemuth, BM
Sun Oh, J
Marchionini, G
Date: 21 October 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: IIiX 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 Information Interaction in Context Symposium
Page Range: 255 - 263
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1145/1840784.1840821
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781450302470
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Other ID: DOI: 10.1145/1840784.1840821
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 16:01
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 02:55


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