Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases

Gerald Schaefer*

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Abstract

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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  • Research Output

    Semantic annotation and retrieval of images in digital libraries

    Osman, T., Thakker, D. & Schaefer, G., Dec 2009, Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. Theng, Y-L., Foo, S. & et al (eds.). IGI Global, p. 261-268 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Visualisation of large image databases

    Schaefer, G. & Ruszala, S., Dec 2009, Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. Theng, Y-L., Foo, S. & et al (eds.). IGI Global, p. 352-359 8 p.

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  • Visual pattern based compressed domain image retrieval

    Schaefer, G., Dec 2009, Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact. Theng, Y-L., Foo, S. & et al (eds.). IGI Global, p. 441-447 7 p.

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  • Cite this

    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