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Multimedia Information Retrieval

Book Description

Novel processing and searching tools for the management of new multimedia documents have developed. Multimedia Information Retrieval (MIR) is an organic system made up of Text Retrieval (TR); Visual Retrieval (VR); Video Retrieval (VDR); and Audio Retrieval (AR) systems. So that each type of digital document may be analysed and searched by the elements of language appropriate to its nature, search criteria must be extended. Such an approach is known as the Content Based Information Retrieval (CBIR), and is the core of MIR. This novel content-based concept of information handling needs to be integrated with more traditional semantics. Multimedia Information Retrieval focuses on the tools of processing and searching applicable to the content-based management of new multimedia documents. Translated from Italian by Giles Smith, the book is divided into two parts. Part one discusses MIR and related theories, and puts forward new methodologies; part two reviews various experimental and operating MIR systems, and presents technical and practical conclusions.

  • Gives a complete, organic picture of MIR and CBIR
  • Proposes a novel conceptualisation around the ideas of Information Retrieval (IR) and digital document management in the context of Library and Information Science (LIS)
  • Relevant for both library and information science and information technology specialists

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. List of figures and tables
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Main list of abbreviations
  8. Preface to the English edition
  9. Preface
  10. About the author
  11. Introduction
  12. Part 1: Theoretical and methodological innovations
    1. Chapter 1: A cultural and theoretical context for MIR theory
      1. Abstract:
      2. The information and knowledge society
    2. Chapter 2: Scientific principles of MIR
      1. Abstract:
      2. Principles of Library Science and Documentation
      3. MIR theory within LIS
    3. Chapter 3: Processing and indexing of digital multimedia documents
      1. Abstract:
      2. The current policy of semantic indexing
      3. Two systems at the limits of term-based methods
      4. Principles of MIR and content-based indexes
    4. Chapter 4: MIR’s methodology in the context of LIS
      1. Abstract:
      2. The contribution of MIR in searching for information and knowledge
      3. Multimedia systems user needs
      4. Purposes, objectives and effectiveness of the content-based system
      5. Integration of semantic and content-related methods and principles
    5. Chapter 5: Definition of MIR methodology
      1. Abstract:
      2. Summary of the fundamental principles and design of MIR theory
      3. Distinction of the specific principles of TR, VR, VDR and AR
  13. Part 2: Management developments and applications
    1. Chapter 6: The current status of MIR systems
      1. Abstract:
      2. Systems of management for multimedia documentation
      3. Overview of MIR systems and their applications
    2. Chapter 7: Examples of the functions of the MIR system
      1. Abstract:
      2. Tracking shots on MIR systems
      3. The advantages of using MIR in various fields
    3. Chapter 8: MIR techniques and technologies
      1. Abstract:
      2. Document analysis and the creation of database indexes
      3. Phases of documentation search and modes of retrieval
      4. Examples of operating MIR systems
      5. VDR operations
      6. Modalities of AR
    4. Chapter 9: The integration of MIR modalities
      1. Abstract:
      2. Problematic aspects and operational ineffectiveness
      3. The solution of integrating MIR procedures
      4. The relationship of MIR with other document management systems
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index