Image Search: A Story of One User Interface

  • Šárka Zehnalová
  • Zdeněk Horák
  • Milos Kudelka
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 179)


With the rapid development of information technology, the emphasis on the quality of user interfaces has been increasing recently, also with regard to mobile platforms, accessibility etc. In this paper we focus on engaging more interactive ways to image search. While observing and discussing with users about how they wish to proceed during search of images we detected four typical scenarios. We present all of them on concrete examples. We also describe what kind of image features our system works with and how we detect them. We introduce our own user interface of Xingle testing system where are all the mentioned scenarios implemented. The Xingle system works with about half a million images that were collected for testing purposes.



This work was partially supported by SGS, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, under the grants No. SP2011/172.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Šárka Zehnalová
    • 1
  • Zdeněk Horák
    • 1
  • Milos Kudelka
    • 1
  1. 1.FEIVSB-Technical University of OstravaOstrava-PorubaCzech Republic

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