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Investigating Biometric Response for Information Retrieval Applications

Mooney , Colum and Scully, Micheal and Jones, Gareth J.F. and Smeaton, Alan F. (2006) Investigating Biometric Response for Information Retrieval Applications. In: the 28th European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2006), April 2006, London, U.K..

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Current information retrieval systems make no measurement of the user’s response to the searching process or the information itself. Existing psychological studies show that subjects exhibit measurable physiological responses when carrying out certain tasks, e.g. when viewing images, which generally result in heightened emotional states. We find that users exhibit measurable biometric behaviour in the form of galvanic skin response when watching movies, and engaging in interactive tasks. We examine how this data might be exploited in the indexing of data for search and within the search process itself.

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
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Copyright Information:Springer Link 2006 - The original publication is available at
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Deposited On:13 Apr 2011 15:52 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 03 May 2011 11:18

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