LivingKnowledge goal is to bring a new quality into search and knowledge management technology for more concise, complete and contextualised search results.
This article co-written by P. Zontone, G. Boato, F. De Natale, A. De Rosa, M. Barni, A. Piva, J. Hare, D. Dupplaw and P. Lewis has been presented at First International Workshop Living Web: making web diversity a true asset, collocated with the 8th International Semantic Web Conference ISWC-2009, October 26, 2009: Westfields Conference Center, Washington DC., USA.
This paper analyses images, their main roles within a communication process and how such roles are related to diversity. Diversity plays an important role on the Internet : the information derived from multimedia content is the result of a clear diversity in cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs, political beliefs, ideologies and temporal contexts, and has an evident effect on opinions and bias of every person using such content. We will consider different dimensions of diversity, and the effect of image diversity on opinions and bias.
The diffusion of new Internet and web technologies has increased the distribution of different digital content, such as text, sounds, images and videos. In this paper we focus on images and their role in the analysis of diversity. We consider diversity as a concept that takes into account the wide variety of information sources, and their differences in perspective and viewpoint. We describe a number of different dimensions of diversity; in particular, we analyze the dimensions related to image searches and context analysis, emotions conveyed by images and opinion mining, and bias analysis.