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The information retrieval challenge of human digital memories

Kelly, Liadh (2007) The information retrieval challenge of human digital memories. In: BCS IRSG Symposium: Future Directions in Information Access 2007, 28-29 August 2007, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Abstract

Today people are storing increasing amounts of personal information in digital format. While storage of such information is becoming straight forward, retrieval from the vast personal archives that this is creating poses significant challenges. Existing retrieval techniques are good at retrieving from non-personal spaces, such as the World Wide Web. However they are not sufficient for retrieval of items from these new unstructured spaces which contain items that are personal to the individual, and of which the user has personal memories and with which has had previous interaction. We believe that there are new and exciting possibilities for retrieval from personal archives. Memory cues act as triggers for individuals in the remembering process, a better understanding of memory cues will enable us to design new and effective retrieval algorithms and systems for personal archives. Context data, such as time and location, is already proving to play a key part in this special retrieval domain, for example for searching personal photo archives, we believe there are many other rich sources of context that can be exploited for retrieval from personal archives.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Personal Information Management; Human Digital Memories; Context data; Context-based retrieval;
Subjects:Computer Science > Information retrieval
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for Digital Video Processing (CDVP)
Publisher:British Computer Society
Official URL:http://irsg.bcs.org/FDIA/2007/fdia2007.php
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Science Foundation Ireland, SFI CMS023
ID Code:344
Deposited On:13 Mar 2008 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 05 May 2010 11:23

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