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IGroup: presenting web image search results in semantic clusters

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IGroup: presenting web image search results in semantic clusters
Current web image search engines still rely on user typing textual description: query word(s) for visual targets. As the queries are often short, general or even ambiguous, the images in resulting pages vary in content and style. Thus, browsing with these results is likely to be tedious, frustrating and unpredictable. IGroup, a proposed image search engine addresses these problems by presenting the result in semantic clusters. The original result set was clustered in semantic groups with a cluster name relevant to user typed queries. Instead of looking through the result pages or modifying queries, IGroup users can refine findings to the interested sub-result sets with a navigational panel, where each cluster (sub-result set) was listed with a cluster name and representative thumbnails of the cluster. We compared IGroup with a general web image search engine: MSN, in term of efficiency, coverage, and satisfaction with a substantial user study. Our tool shows significant improvement in...
Shuo Wang, Feng Jing, Jibo He, Qixing Du, Lei Zhan
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Shuo Wang, Feng Jing, Jibo He, Qixing Du, Lei Zhang
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