Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval

Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval

Yu-Jin Zhang (Tsinghua University, China)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: November, 2006|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 368
ISBN13: 9781599043708|ISBN10: 159904370X|EISBN13: 9781599043722|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-370-8


Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval is one of the most challenging research directions of content-based visual information retrieval. It provides efficient tools for access, interaction, searching, and retrieving from collected databases of visual media.

Building on research from over 30 leading experts from around the world, Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval presents state-of-the-art advancements and developments in the field, and also brings a selection of techniques and algorithms about semantic-based visual information retrieval. It covers many critical issues, such as: multi-level representation and description, scene understanding, semantic modeling, image and video annotation, human-computer interaction, and more. Semantic-Based Visual Information Retrieval also explains detailed solutions to a wide range of practical applications. Researchers, students, and practitioners will find this comprehensive and detailed volume to be a roadmap for applying suitable methods in semantic-based visual information retrieval.

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Yu-Jin Zhang, PhD, State University of Liège, Belgium, is Professor of Image Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Previously, he was with the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. In 2003, he spent the sabbatical year as visiting professor at National Technological University, Singapore. His research interests are mainly in the area of image engineering, including image processing, image analysis and image understanding, as well as their applications. He has published nearly 400 research papers and more than 20 books, including three monographs: Image Segmentation (Science Press, 2001), Content-based Visual Information Retrieval (Science Press, 2003) and Subspace-based Face Recognition (Tsinghua University Press, 2009), as well as two edited collections: Advances in Image and Video Segmentation (IRM Press, 2006) and Semantic-based Visual Information Retrieval (IRM Press, 2007). He is vice president of China Society of Image and Graphics and the director of the academic committee of the society. He is deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Image and Graphics and at the editorial board of several international journals. He was the program co-chair of The First, Second, Fourth, and Fifth International Conference on Image and Graphics (ICIG'2000, ICIG'2002, ICIG'2007, and ICIG'2009). He is a senior member of IEEE.