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Time shifting patterns in browsing and search behavior for catch-up TV on the Web

M Rautiainen, A Heikkinen, S Sarvanko, K Chorianopoulos, V Kostakos, M Ylianttila

Proceedings of the 11th european conference on Interactive TV and video - EuroITV '13 | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) | Published : 2013

Abstract

Catch-up TV services on the Web have facilitated time-shifted TV viewing. However, there is limited information about user search behavior with regard to recently time-shifted versus archival TV content. We deployed two distinct content-based web services to explore information retrieval of time-shifted TV content. The first web service is based on a browsing metaphor, while the second is based on free text content search metaphor. We analyzed more than 5000 user sessions from 12 months of logs and found that the programs accessed via browsing categorized program content summaries were typically less than one week old. In contrast, the programs accessed via free text search on subtitle conte..

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