Design and Evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval System

Design and Evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval System

David Squire (Monash University, Australia), Henning Muller (Vision Group-CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland), Wolfgang Muller (Vision Group-CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland), Stephane Marchand-Maillet (Vision Group-CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland) and Thierry Pun (Vision Group-CUI, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 35
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-07-0.ch002
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The growth in size and accessibility of multimedia databases has changed our approach to information retrieval. Classical text-based systems show their limitations in the context of multimedia retrieval. In this chapter, we address the problem of conceiving and evaluating a content-based image retrieval system. First, we investigate the use of the query-by-example (QBE) paradigm as a base paradigm for the development of a content-based image retrieval system (CBIRS). We show that it should be considered as a complement to the classical textual-based paradigms. We then evaluate the capabilities of the most up-to-date computer vision techniques in contributing to the realisation of such a system. Further, beyond the necessity of accurate image understanding techniques, we show that the amount of data involved in the process of describing image content should also be considered as an important issue. This aspect of our study is largely based on the experience acquired by the text retrieval (TR) community, which we adapt to the context of CBIR. Similarly, the text retrieval community has also developed significant experience in evaluating retrieval systems, where judgements include subjectivity and context dependency. Extending this experience, we study a coherent framework for performing the evaluation of a CBIRS. As a practical example, we use our Viper CBIR system, using a novel communication protocol called MRML (Multimedia Retrieval Markup Language) to pinpoint the importance of the sharing of resources in facilitating the evaluation and therefore the development of CBIRS.

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Mahbubur Rahman Syed
Chapter 1
Nevenka Dimitrova, Yong Rui, Ishwar K. Sethi
The production of multimedia content has grown overwhelmingly in recent years due to decreasing hardware costs, inexpensive storage and ubiquitous... Sample PDF
Media Content Management
Chapter 2
David Squire, Henning Muller, Wolfgang Muller, Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun
The growth in size and accessibility of multimedia databases has changed our approach to information retrieval. Classical text-based systems show... Sample PDF
Design and Evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval System
Chapter 3
Jae-Woo Chang, Du-Seok Jin
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A Multimedia Document Retrieval System Supporting Structure- and Content-Based Retrieval
Chapter 4
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Semantic Content-Based Retrieval for Video Documents
Chapter 5
Claus Witfelt
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Educational Multimedia and Teacher Competencies
Chapter 6
Juhani E. Tuovinen
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Cognition Research Basis for Instructional Multimedia
Chapter 7
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Cheap Production of Multimedia Programs
Chapter 8
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Multimedia Copyright Protection
Chapter 9
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Software Reuse in Hypermedia Applications
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A Flexible Framework for the Knowledge-Based Generation of Multimedia Presentations
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Remote Control for Videoconferencing
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Principles for Supporting and Enhancing User Navigation of Digital Video in Video Browsers
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Design by a CBIR System Supporting High Level Concepts
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A New Encryption Algorithm for High Throughput Multimedia
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