Interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices

Gerald Schaefer*, Matthew Tallyn, Daniel Felton, David Edmundson, William Plant

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Abstract

Image collections are ever growing and hence visual information is becoming more and more important. Moreover, the classical paradigm of taking pictures has changed, first with the spread of digital cameras and, more recently, with mobile devices equipped with integrated cameras. Clearly, these image repositories need to be managed, and tools for effectively and efficiently searching image databases are highly sought after, especially on mobile devices where more and more images are being stored. In this paper, we present an image browsing system for interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices. Images are arranged so that visually similar images are grouped together while large image repositories become accessible through a hierarchical, browsable tree structure, arranged on a hexagonal lattice. The developed system provides an intuitive and fast interface for navigating through image databases using a variety of touch gestures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive media technology
EditorsRunhe Huang, Ali A. Ghorbani, et al
Place of PublicationBerlin (US)
PublisherSpringer
Pages288-296
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-35236-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-35235-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Dec 2012
Event8th international conference on Active Media Technology - Macau, China
Duration: 4 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameLecture notes in computer science
PublisherSpringer
Volume7669
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference8th international conference on Active Media Technology
Abbreviated titleAMT 2012
CountryChina
CityMacau
Period4/12/127/12/12

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    Schaefer, G., Tallyn, M., Felton, D., Edmundson, D., & Plant, W. (2012). Interactive exploration of image collections on mobile devices. In R. Huang, A. A. Ghorbani, & et al (Eds.), Active media technology (pp. 288-296). (Lecture notes in computer science; Vol. 7669). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35236-2_29