Associating and recalling news events with visual suggestions

Hsiang Wang, Wei-Guang Teng

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Abstract

As more and more information including news articles, personal stories and so on gathered on the Internet, how a user perceives and memorizes every details of what he or she reads is of significant challenge. In view of this information overload problem, recent advances in the research field of information retrieval have resolved most difficulties when a user is able to provide appropriate keywords of his/her search target. Nevertheless, some important events which are etched deeply in one's memory may not be clearly defined as a few keywords or even easily recalled. Thus, we propose in this work to provide some visual suggestions to help users associate and recall their own stories from the memory while reading current news articles. In addition to the usage of fragment text, we propose to extract similarities from news photos. Consequently, resulting suggestions are effective for a user to associate current news event with previous ones. As such implicit relationships are gradually found, the topic map is then constructed to help a user organize relevant concepts he or she has ever known or learned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Digital Information Management, ICDIM 2012
Pages196-200
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 31
Event7th International Conference on Digital Information Management, ICDIM 2012 - Macau, Macao
Duration: 2012 Aug 222012 Aug 24

Publication series

Name7th International Conference on Digital Information Management, ICDIM 2012

Other

Other7th International Conference on Digital Information Management, ICDIM 2012
CountryMacao
CityMacau
Period12-08-2212-08-24

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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