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Multimedia information retrieval by analyzing content and learning from examples
Author(s): S. Kicha Ganapathy; Zhibin Lei; Robert J. Safranek
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Paper Abstract

Multimedia information systems are experiencing a tremendous growth as a direct consequence of the popularity and pervasive use of the world wide web. As a consequence, it is becoming increasingly important to provide efficient and flexible solutions for accessing and retrieving multimedia data. Images and video are emerging as significant data types in multimedia systems. And yet, most commercial systems are still text and keyword based and do not fully exploit the image content of these systems. We believe that there is an opportunity to build a novel interactive multimedia system for some specific applications in electronic commerce. In this paper, we present an overview of our approach, the rationale behind it and the problems that are inherent in building such a system. We address some of the technical issues in representing and analyzing image primitive features. These are the building blocks of any such systems. They can be generalized into a much broader range of applications as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3656, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VII, (17 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333895
Show Author Affiliations
S. Kicha Ganapathy, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Zhibin Lei, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert J. Safranek, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (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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