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Searching images using Ultimedia Manager
Author(s): Harold Treat; Ed Ort; J. Ho; M. Vo; J. S. Jang; L. Hall; F. Tung; Dragutin Petkovic
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Paper Abstract

IBM's Ultimedia Manager is a software product for management and retrieval of image data. The product includes both traditional database search and content based search. Traditional database search allows images to be retrieved by text descriptors or business data such as price, date, and catalog number. Content based search allows retrieval by similarity to a specified color, texture, shape, position or any combination of these. The two can be combined, as in 'retrieve all images with the text `beach' in their description, and sort them in order by how much blue they contain.' Functions are also available for fast browning, and for database navigation. The two main components of Ultimedia Manger are a database population tool to prepare images for query by identifying areas of interest and computing their features, and the query tool for doing retrievals. Application areas include stock photography, electronic libraries, retail, cataloging, and business graphics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2420, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases III, (23 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205286
Show Author Affiliations
Harold Treat, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
Ed Ort, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
J. Ho, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
M. Vo, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
J. S. Jang, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
L. Hall, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
F. Tung, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)
Dragutin Petkovic, IBM Santa Teresa Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2420:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases III
Wayne Niblack; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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