Is a picture really worth a thousand words?: - on the role of images in e-commerce

@article{Di2014IsAP,
  title={Is a picture really worth a thousand words?: - on the role of images in e-commerce},
  author={Wei Di and Neel Sundaresan and Robinson Piramuthu and Anurag Bhardwaj},
  journal={Proceedings of the 7th ACM international conference on Web search and data mining},
  year={2014}
}
In online peer-to-peer commerce places where physical examination of the goods is infeasible, textual descriptions, images of the products, reputation of the participants, play key roles. Visual image is a powerful channel to convey crucial information towards e-shoppers and influence their choice. In this paper, we investigate a well-known online marketplace where over millions of products change hands and most are described with the help of one or more images. We present a systematic data… Expand
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