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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Introduction to Content–Based Image Indexing and Retrieval

Hongjiang Zhang,     Microsoft Research, China

LIKE AUDIO, visual data is a major media type in multimedia computing. In response to the need in multimedia applications, especially in digital libraries, where efficient image indexing and access tools are essential, substantial research efforts have been devoted to the problem of efficient and effective retrieval of vast amounts of image data. However, by and large, the earlier image database systems used in visual art archives, multimedia libraries, geographic information systems, CAD/CAM systems, and criminal identifications [1, 2, 3] have all taken a keyword or text-based approach for indexing and retrieval of image data. That is, ...

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