Users' Perceptions of Searching in FlickLing
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This study aims to explore users' image seeking behaviour when searching for known, non-annotated images across languages in FlickLing. In particular, the investigation reported in this paper aims to demonstrate the value in focusing on user's trust and con dence in the exploration of seeking behaviour to reveal users' perceptions of the tasks involved when searching across languages. The task assigned to our 24 users was to search for three speci c images described in Dutch, Ger- man and Spanish consecutively. In this context, four di erent methods, both qualitative and quantitative (questionnaires, observation, retrospec- tive thinking aloud and interviews) were employed. Preliminary nding regarding users' switching between the two modes, users' thinking of languages and their answers to the two questionnaires on trust and con- dence are only reported here. It appears from our preliminary ndings that there is variation in our users perceptions of searching for images across languages and their approach to using translations and that this occurs regardless of the amount or type of help or guidance given.