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A study of remembered context for information access from personal digital archives

Kelly, Liadh and Chen, Yi and Fuller, Marguerite and Jones, Gareth J.F. (2008) A study of remembered context for information access from personal digital archives. In: IIiX 2008 - 2nd international symposium on Information interaction in context , 14-17 October 2008, London, UK. ISBN 978-1-60558-310-5

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Retrieval from personal archives (or Human Digital Memories (HDMs)) is set to become a significant challenge in information retrieval (IR) research. These archives are unique in that the items in them are personal to the owner and as such the owner may have personal memories associated with the items. It is recognized that the harnessing of an individual’s memories about HDM items can be used as context data (such as user location at the time of item access) to aid retrieval. We present a pilot study, using one subject’s HDM, of remembered context data and its utility in retrieval. Our results explore the types of context data best remembered for different item types and categories over time and show that context appears to become a more important factor in effective HDM IR over time as the subject’s recall of contents declines.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright Information:© Association for Computing Machinery 2008
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland
ID Code:15912
Deposited On:30 Nov 2010 12:18 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 01 Feb 2017 12:10

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