Investigating Biometric Response for Information Retrieval Applications

  • Colum Mooney
  • Micheál Scully
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
  • Alan F. Smeaton
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11735106_67

Volume 3936 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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Mooney C., Scully M., Jones G.J.F., Smeaton A.F. (2006) Investigating Biometric Response for Information Retrieval Applications. In: Lalmas M., MacFarlane A., Rüger S., Tombros A., Tsikrika T., Yavlinsky A. (eds) Advances in Information Retrieval. ECIR 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3936. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Current information retrieval systems make no measurement of the user’s response to the searching process or the information itself. Existing psychological studies show that subjects exhibit measurable physiological responses when carrying out certain tasks, e.g. when viewing images, which generally result in heightened emotional states. We find that users exhibit measurable biometric behaviour in the form of galvanic skin response when watching movies, and engaging in interactive tasks. We examine how this data might be exploited in the indexing of data for search and within the search process itself.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colum Mooney
    • 1
  • Micheál Scully
    • 1
  • Gareth J. F. Jones
    • 1
  • Alan F. Smeaton
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Digital Video Processing & School of ComputingDublin City UniversityDublin 9Ireland