Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases

Gerald Schaefer*

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As image databases are growing, efficient and effective methods for managing such large collections are highly sought after. Content-based approaches have shown large potential in this area as they do not require textual annotation of images. However, while for image databases the query-by-example concept is at the moment the most commonly adopted retrieval method, it is only of limited practical use. Techniques which allow human-centred navigation and visualization of complete image collections therefore provide an interesting alternative. In this chapter we present an effective and efficient approach for user-centred navigation of large image databases. Image thumbnails are projected onto a spherical surface so that images that are visually similar are located close to each other in the visualization space. To avoid overlapping and occlusion effects images are placed on a regular grid structure while large databases are handled through a clustering technique paired with a hierarchical tree structure which allows for intuitive real-time browsing experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact
EditorsYin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, et al
PublisherIGI Global
Pages142-148
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-599-04880-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-599-04879-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009

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Schaefer, G. (2009). Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases. In Y-L. Theng, S. Foo, & et al (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact (pp. 142-148). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch014
Schaefer, Gerald. / Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases. Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. editor / Yin-Leng Theng ; Schubert Foo ; et al. IGI Global, 2009. pp. 142-148
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Schaefer, G 2009, Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases. in Y-L Theng, S Foo & et al (eds), Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. IGI Global, pp. 142-148. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch014

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Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. ed. / Yin-Leng Theng; Schubert Foo; et al. IGI Global, 2009. p. 142-148.

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