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Emotion-based tags in photographic documents: The interplay of text, image, and social influence

Neal, Diane M.



This study investigated the communicative roles played by the text, image, and social interaction in high- and low-relevance ranked Flickr photographic documents with an emotion-based tag. Using discourse analysis, textual and visual themes regarding the conveyance of emotional meaning were identified. Non-parametric measures found statistically significant differences between most relevant and least relevant pictures, between the number of views and number of favourites within each emotion, and between pictures with different emotion-based tags.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2010-09
Deposit Date Feb 3, 2023
Journal Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science
Print ISSN 1195-096X
Publisher University of Toronto Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 3
Pages 329-353
Keywords photographs; image retrieval; search engines; tagging; folksonomy; meaning; communication; emotion; photographic documents