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Image retrieval for information systems
Author(s): Thorsten Hermes; Christoph Klauck; Jutta Kreyss; J. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In order to retrieve a set of intended images from a huge image archive, human beings think of special contents with respect to the searched scene, like a countryside or a technical drawing. Therefore, in general it is harder to retrieve images by using a syntactical feature- based language than a language which offers the selection of examples concerning color, texture, and contour in combination with natural language concepts. This motivation leads to a content-based image analysis and goes on to a content-based storage and retrieval of images. Furthermore, it is unreasonable for any human being to make the content description for thousands of images manually. From this point of view, the project IRIS (image retrieval for information systems) combines well-known methods and techniques in computer vision and AI in a new way to generate content descriptions of images in a textual form automatically. IRIS retrieves the images by means of text retrieval realized by the SearchManager/6000. The textual description is generated by four sub-steps: feature extraction like colors, textures, and contours, segmentation, and interpretation of part-whole relations. The system is implemented on IBM RS/6000 using AIX. It has already been tested with 350 images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 March 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2420, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases III, (23 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205310
Show Author Affiliations
Thorsten Hermes, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Christoph Klauck, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
Jutta Kreyss, Univ. Bremen (Germany)
J. Zhang, Univ. Bremen (Germany)

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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