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Photobook: tools for content-based manipulation of image databases
Author(s): Alexander P. Pentland; Rosalind W. Picard; Stan Sclaroff
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Paper Abstract

We describe the Photobook system, which is a set of interactive tools for browsing and searching images and image sequences. These tools differ from those used in standard image databases in that they make direct use of the image content rather than relying on annotations. Direct search on image content is made possible by use of semantics-preserving image compression, which reduces images to a small set of perceptually significant coefficients. We describe three Photobook tools in particular: one that allows search based on gray-level appearance, one that uses 2-D shape, and a third that allows search based on textural properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2368, 23rd AIPR Workshop: Image and Information Systems: Applications and Opportunities, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200805
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Alexander P. Pentland, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Rosalind W. Picard, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Stan Sclaroff, MIT Media Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2368:
23rd AIPR Workshop: Image and Information Systems: Applications and Opportunities
Peter J. Costianes, Editor(s)

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