Semantic multimedia information analysis for retrieval applications

Magalhães, João and Rüger, Stefan (2009). Semantic multimedia information analysis for retrieval applications. In: Ahmad, Ashraf M. A. and Khalil, Ismail eds. Multimedia Transcoding in Mobile and Wireless Networks. IGI Global, pp. 47–65.




Most of the research in multimedia retrieval applications has focused on retrieval by content or retrieval by example. Since the classical review by Smeulders, Worring, Santini, Gupta, and Jain (2000), a new interest has grown immensely in the multimedia information retrieval community: retrieval by semantics. This exciting new research area arises as a combination of multimedia understanding, information extraction, information retrieval, and digital libraries. This chapter presents a comprehensive review of analysis algorithms in order to extract semantic information from multimedia content. We discuss statistical approaches to analyze images and video content and conclude with a discussion regarding the described methods.

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