Child-oriented multimedia results with collAge

A picture is worth a thousand search results: finding child-oriented multimedia results with collAge

by Karl Gyllstrom and Marie-Francine Moens

A simple and effective approach to complement search results for children’s web queries with child-oriented multimedia results, such as coloring pages and music sheets is presented. Authors approach determines appropriate media types for a query by searching Google’s database of frequent queries for co-occurrences of a query’s terms (e.g., “dinosaurs”) with preselected multimedia terms (e.g., “coloring pages”). The effectiveness of this approach is shown through an online user evaluation. pdf