Analysis of online video search and sharing

Martin J. Halvey, Mark T. Keane

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    It is now feasible to view video at home as easily as text-based pages were viewed when the Web first appeared. This development has led to the emergence of video search engines providing hosting, indexing and access to large, online video repositories. A key question in this new context is whether users search for media in the same way that they search for text. This paper presents a first step towards answering this question by providing novel analyses of people's linking and search behavior using a leading video search engine. Initial results show that page views in the video context deviate from the typical power-law relationships seen on the Web. However, more positively, there are clear indications that tagging and textual descriptions play a key role in making some video-pages more popular than others. This shows that many techniques based on text analysis could apply in the video context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9781595938206
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2007


    • video search engines
    • hypertext
    • hypermedia
    • text anaysis
    • search behaviour


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