First International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval (AMR 2003)

Venue: University of Hamburg

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2003 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2003
Paper Submission Date: May 24, 2003
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During the last years several approaches have been developed that tackle specific problems of the retrieval process, e.g. feature extraction methods for multimedia data, problem
specific similarity measures and interactive user interfaces. These methods enable the
design of efficient retrieval tools if the user is able to provide an appropriate query. However,
in most cases the user needs several steps in order to find the searched objects. The main
reasons for this are on the one hand, the problem of users to specify their interests in the
form of a well defined query (which is partially caused by inappropriate user interfaces), on
the other hand, the problem of extracting relevant features from the (multimedia) objects.
Furthermore, user specific interests and search context are usually neglected when objects
are retrieved.
To improve today’s retrieval tools and thus the overall satisfaction of a user, it is necessary
to develop methods that are able to support the user in the search process, e.g. by providing
additional information about the search results as well as the data collection itself and also
by adapting the retrieval tool to the user’s needs and interests.
The goals of the workshop are to intensify the exchange of ideas between different research
communities to enable the design of improved user adaptive retrieval tools.