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Collaborative video searching on a tabletop

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Collaborative video searching on a tabletop
Almost all system and application design for multimedia systems is based around a single user working in isolation to perform some task yet much of the work for which we use computers to help us, is based on working collaboratively with colleagues. Groupware systems do support user collaboration but typically this is supported through software and users still physically work in independently. Tabletop systems such as the DiamondTouch from MERL, are interface devices which support direct user collaboration on a tabletop. When a tabletop is used as the interface for a multimedia system, such as a video search system, then this kind of direct collaboration raises many questions for system design. In this paper we present a tabletop system for supporting a pair of users in a video search task and we evaluate the system not only in terms of search performance but also in terms of user-user interaction and how different user personalities within each a pair of searchers impacts search perfor...
Alan F. Smeaton, Hyowon Lee, Colum Foley, Sin&eacu
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where MMS
Authors Alan F. Smeaton, Hyowon Lee, Colum Foley, Sinéad McGivney
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