Placing videos on a semantic hierarchy for search result navigation

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Original languageEnglish
Article number37
Journal / PublicationACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014


Organizing video search results in a list view is widely adopted by current commercial search engines, which cannot support efficient browsing for complex search topics that have multiple semantic facets. In this article, we propose to organize video search results in a highly structured way. Specifically, videos are placed on a semantic hierarchy that accurately organizes various facets of a given search topic. To pick the most suitable videos for each node of the hierarchy, we define and utilize three important criteria: relevance, uniqueness, and diversity. Extensive evaluations on a large YouTube video dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.

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  • Video organization, Visualization, Web video browsing