User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive

Ben Horsburgh, Susan Craw, Dorothy Williams, Simon Burnett, Katie Morrison, Suzanne Martin

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Abstract

The digitisation of physical textiles archives is an important process for the Scottish textiles industry. This transformation creates an easy access point to a wide breadth of knowledge, which can be used to understand historical context and inspire future creativity. The creation of such archives however presents interesting new challenges, such as how to organise this wealth of information, and make it accessible in meaningful ways. We present a Case Based Reasoning approach to creating a digital archive and adapting the representation of items in this archive. In doing so we are able to learn the important facets describing an item, and therefore improve the quality of recommendations made to users of the system. We evaluate this approach by constructing a user study, which was completed by industry experts and students. We also compare how users interact with both an offline physical case base, and the online digital case base. Evaluation of our representation adaptation, and our comparison of physical and digital archives, highlights key findings that can inform and strengthen the process for creating new case bases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages149-163
Number of pages15
Volume7969 LNAI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2013
Event21st International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development - Saratoga Springs, NY, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jul 201311 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7969 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning Research and Development
Abbreviated titleICCBR 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySaratoga Springs, NY
Period8/07/1311/07/13

Keywords

  • Digitisation of Physical Archives
  • Learning Refined Representation
  • User Evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Horsburgh, B., Craw, S., Williams, D., Burnett, S., Morrison, K., & Martin, S. (2013). User perceptions of relevance and its effect on retrieval in a smart textile archive. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 7969 LNAI, pp. 149-163). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7969 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39056-2_11