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Photobook: tools for content-based manipulation of image databases
Author(s): Alexander P. Pentland; Rosalind W. Picard; S. Scarloff
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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 grey-level appearance, one that uses 2D shape, and a third that allows search based on textural properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2185, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases II, (1 April 1994);
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Alexander P. Pentland, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
Rosalind W. Picard, MIT Media Lab. (United States)
S. Scarloff, MIT (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2185:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases II
Carlton Wayne Niblack; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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