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Faceted exploration of image search results

Roelof van Zwol, Börkur Sigurbjörnsson, Ramu Adapala, Lluis Garcia Pueyo, Abhinav Katiyar, Kaushal Kurapati, Mridul Muralidharan, Sudar Muthu, Vanessa Murdock, Polly Ng, Anand Ramani, Anuj Sahai, Sriram Thiru Sathish, Hari Vasudev, and Upendra Vuyyuru.

In: WWW ’10: Proceedings of the 19th international conference on World wide web.

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This paper describes MediaFaces, a system that enables faceted exploration of media collections. The system processes semi-structured information sources to extract objects and facets, e.g. the relationships between two objects. Next, we rank the facets based on a statistical analysis of image search query logs, and the tagging behaviour of users annotating photos in Flickr. For a given object of interest, we can then retrieve the top-k most relevant facets and present them to the user. The system is currently deployed in production by Yahoo!’s image search engine. We present the system architecture, its main components, and the application of the system as part of the image search experience.


@inproceedings{1772788, author = {van Zwol, Roelof and Sigurbjornsson, B"{o}rkur and Adapala, Ramu and Garcia Pueyo, Lluis and Katiyar, Abhinav and Kurapati, Kaushal and Muralidharan, Mridul and Muthu, Sudar  and Murdock, Vanessa and Ng, Polly and Ramani, Anand and Sahai, Anuj  and Sathish, Sriram Thiru and Vasudev, Hari and Vuyyuru, Upendra}, title = {Faceted exploration of image search results}, booktitle = {WWW '10: Proceedings of the 19th international conference on  World wide web},  year = {2010}, isbn = {978-1-60558-799-8}, pages = {961--970}, location = {Raleigh, North Carolina, USA}, doi = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1772690.1772788}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA},}
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