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Optical Engineering

Interactive image retrieval by natural language
Author(s): Shouji Harada; Yukihiro Itoh; Hiromasa Nakatani
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a method of building an image data retrieval system that can accept Japanese sentences and handle subjective expressions. A naive user who has little knowledge about objects in the database is likely to use subjective words to explain what he or she wants, for instance, ‘‘show me a cute one,’’ or ‘‘I would like to have a simpler one.’’ Objective interpretation of those expressions is difficult but is indispensable to retrieval systems. In this paper we propose a technique for matching subjective expressions with color features and discuss usability of our natural language interface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(12) doi: 10.1117/1.601567
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Shouji Harada, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Yukihiro Itoh, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)
Hiromasa Nakatani, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)

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