Semantic annotation and retrieval of images in digital libraries

Taha Osman, Dhavalkumar Thakker, Gerald Schaefer

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Abstract

While many digital image libraries allow access to large repositories of images, unfortunately, often the provided free-text search returns unsatisfactory retrieval results. The reason for this is that search techniques typically rely solely on statistical analysis of keyword recurrences in image annotations. In this chapter we show that through the employment of a semantic framework for image annotation, vastly improved retrieval can be accomplished. We present a semantically-enabled annotation and retrieval engine which relies on methodically structured ontologies for image annotation, and demonstrate how it provides more accurate retrieval results as well as a richer set of alternatives matchmaking the original query.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact
EditorsYin-Leng Theng, Schubert Foo, et al
PublisherIGI Global
Pages261-268
Number of pages8
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

    Effective and efficient browsing of large image databases

    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. 142-148 7 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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 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.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Cite this

    Osman, T., Thakker, D., & Schaefer, G. (2009). Semantic annotation and retrieval of images in digital libraries. In Y-L. Theng, S. Foo, & et al (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital libraries: design, development, and impact (pp. 261-268). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-879-6.ch026