Towards comment-based cross-media retrieval

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Towards comment-based cross-media retrieval
This paper investigates whether Web comments can be exploited for cross-media retrieval. Comparing Web items such as texts, images, videos, music, products, or personal profiles can be done at various levels of detail; our focus is on topic similarity. We propose to compare user-supplied comments on Web items in lieu of the commented items themselves. If this approach is feasible, the task of extracting and mapping features between arbitrary pairs of item types can be circumvented, and well-known text retrieval models can be applied instead—given that comments are available. We report on results of a preliminary, but nonetheless large-scale experiment which shows that, if comments on textual items are compared with comments on video items, topically similar pairs achieve a sufficiently high cross-media similarity. Categories and Subject Descriptors: H.3.1 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Content Analysis and Indexing—Abstracting Methods; H.3.3 [Information Storage and Retrie...
Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Steffen Becker
Added 14 May 2010
Updated 14 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where WWW
Authors Martin Potthast, Benno Stein, Steffen Becker
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