Monday, 21 July 2008

Video Search

JumpCut is a website which allows people to create videos and upload them for searching. This appears very different from YouTube (a service I use all the time) in that the users create most of the content (rather than post content from third party sources e.g. music video's).

The results on the 'Bowie Berlin' query set are therefore interesting:

None of the searches brought back any video's of relevance to me, and many of the hitlists look very much the same. Each hit records the views, plus love's, clearly a mechanism for obtaining relevance from the user. Probably used in recommendations. Service appeared a little slow on some of the searches, I had to start a couple again.

Posts in the series are available here.

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