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An exploratory analysis on unsuccessful image searches†
Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
Copyright © 2010 by American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 47, Issue 1, pages 1–2, November/December 2010
How to Cite
Chung, E. and Yoon, J. (2010), An exploratory analysis on unsuccessful image searches. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 47: 1–2. doi: 10.1002/meet.14504701424
- Issue published online: 3 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 3 FEB 2011
As a way of understanding users' information needs for image, this study aims to explore unsuccessful image search questions in context of a social Q&A service. To achieve this purpose, 41 unsuccessful image seeking questions in Yahoo! Answers were explored. 41 questions for image were analyzed in terms of information needs types and image attributes. The findings of this preliminary study show that information needs types are primarily recognized in the Specific and General/Nameable categories with approximately 50%, respectively. More importantly, these information needs are interlaced with multiple image attributes including bibliographic information, quality of image in non-visual feature and image attributes in interpretive category.