Multimedia web searching trends

Ozmutlu S., Spink A., Ozmutlu H. C.

ASIST 2002: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 65TH ASIST ANNUAL MEETING, VOL 39, 2002, vol.39, pp.403-408, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this paper we examine and compare multimedia Web searching by Excite and FAST search engine users in 2001. Findings include: (1) some differences between the Excite and FAST multimedia Web searches, (2) FAST users submit more multimedia queries but fewer audio-related queries, (3) FAST users take more time with queries and sessions compared to Excite users, but spend less time on audio queries, and (4) Excite users submit longer and more complex queries than FAST users. As the Excite search engine is U.S. based and FAST search engine is Norwegian based, these differences suggest some difference in the Web search behavior of U.S. and European Web users.