Funniest thing i've seen since [href="http://flic.kr/p/KGEGB"]: shifting perspectives from multimedia artefacts to utterances

Brett Adams, Dinh Phung, Svetha Venkatesh

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Abstract

With Multimedia Information Retrieval frustrated by the seemingly intractable semantic gap, we turn to the related field of linguistics for fresh inspiration and ideas for old problems and new opportunities. An explosion in the amount and ease with which multimedia items are created and shared, courtesy of new devices and Web 2.0, prompts us to consider what happens when those items are viewed not as artefacts, or "built things", but as utterances. These conversations occur in a mixture of mediums, including text, images, audio, and video, and channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and blogs, and range in scope from one-to-one exchanges to loosely-bounded meta-conversations that cross cultures and span the globe via remixing of shared meanings like memes. We propose that MIR add to its toolbox a linguistic perspective, and highlight three useful emphases of research: genre, emergence, and effect.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAM 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012
Pages57-60
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia, SAM 2012, Held in Conjunction with the International ACM Multimedia Conference 2012 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 29 Oct 201229 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameSAM 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012

Conference

Conference2012 International Workshop on Socially-Aware Multimedia, SAM 2012, Held in Conjunction with the International ACM Multimedia Conference 2012
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNara
Period29/10/1229/10/12

Keywords

  • Effect
  • Emergence
  • Genre
  • Linguistics
  • Pragmatic
  • Semantic
  • Social media

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