Advances in Digital Home Photo Albums

Advances in Digital Home Photo Albums

Philippe Mulhem (IPAL-CNRS, Singapore), Joo Hwee Lim (Institute for Inforcomm Research, Singapore), Wee Kheng Leow (National University of Singapore, Singapore) and Mohan S. Kankanhalli (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-156-8.ch009


In this chapter, we study the needs of digital home photo albums and the different components that are required to provide effective and efficient computer-based tools to match the users’ expectations for such systems. We focus mainly on indexing and retrieval of photographic images using symbolic descriptions of image contents. We describe how symbolic labeling of image regions can be achieved, how the representation of image content is achieved using two different kinds of representations supporting different needs, and how the retrieval is performed on these image descriptions. Other features of digital home photo management are also described, and our proposal is evaluated on a genuine collection of 2,400 home photographs.

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