An asynchronous collaborative search system for online video search

Martin Halvey, David Vallet, David Hannah, Yue Feng, Joemon M. Jose

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    There are a number of multimedia tasks and environments that can be collaborative in nature and involve contributions from more than one individual. Examples of such tasks include organising photographs or videos from multiple people from a large event, students working together to complete a class project, or artists and/or animators working on a production. Despite this, current state of the art applications that have been created to assist in multimedia search and organisation focus on a single user searching alone and do not take into consideration the collaborative nature of a large number of multimedia tasks. The limited work in collaborative search for multimedia applications has concentrated mostly on synchronous, and quite often co-located, collaboration between persons. However, these collaborative scenarios are not always practical or feasible. In order to overcome these shortcomings we have created an innovative system for online video search, which provides mechanisms for groups of users to collaborate both asynchronously and remotely on video search tasks. In order to evaluate our system an user evaluation was conducted.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)733-748
    Number of pages16
    JournalInformation Processing and Management
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010


    • collaborative searching
    • multimedia
    • online videos


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