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Interfaces for emergent semantics in multimedia databases
Author(s): Simone Santini; Ramesh C. Jain
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we introduce our approach to multimedia database interfaces. Although we deal mainly with image databases, most of the ideas we present can be generalized to other types of data. We argue that, when dealing with complex data, such as images, the problem of access must be redefined along different lines than text databases. In multimedia databases, the semantics of the data is imprecise, and depends in part on the user's interpretation. This observation made us consider the development of interfaces in which the user explores the database rather than querying it. In this paper, we give a brief justification of our position and present the exploratory interface, which we have developed for our image database El Nino.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3656, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VII, (17 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333836
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Simone Santini, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Ramesh C. Jain, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3656:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VII
Minerva M. Yeung; Boon-Lock Yeo; Charles A. Bouman, Editor(s)

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