This paper describes a study on the image searching behavior of end-users (journalists) and intermediaries (archivists) in a newspaper editorial office. Image queries by end-users and requests to intermediaries were analyzed, compared and categorized according to typologies from literature. The process of image selection was modeled and selection criteria… (More)
This paper reports on a study on search strategies in multimodal image retrieval. We analyzed the queries and search tactics employed by image journalism professionals and non-professionals in a user test. Transaction log data show that searchers are able to combine up to four query modes into a query. Most queries combined at least two of the modes (text,… (More)
In this paper, we describe a genre analysis of Twitter updates, commonly called tweets. The aim was to understand and characterize the communication supported by Twitter in a structured manner enabled by the genre concept. We analyzed six facets of Twitter genres: who, what, where, when, why, and how, and identified a set of five common Twitter genres.
We investigated how online news consumers select content in an explicitly social information seeking scenario. Participants (n=30) were asked to browse an online news website and select three items as part of a social task scenario. This paper focuses on participants' evaluation of the content they selected based on their interest,, intellectual curiosity,… (More)