Collection of Material Related to Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

  1. Limitations of Content-based Image Retrieval This is the latest (final?) version, posted on June 11, 2008. (The first draft was posted in June 2007 and the second in May 2008.)
    1. Web Test Results of Content-based Image Retrieval. (Appendix A)
    2. Simulating What is Happening in Current CBIR systems (Appendix B)
    3. Color Histograms Provide No Semantic Information (Appendix C)
    4. Edge Histograms Provide No Semantic Information Either (Appendix D)
    5. "The Holy Grail of Multimedia Information Retrieval: So Close or Yet So Far Away?" - An Answer A three page summary of the issues discussed in the form of an answer to a question raised in an editorial in the IEEE Proceedings.
    6. ICPR08 Presentation Slides and Notes for the presentation "Limitations of CBIR" in the 2008 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Tampa, Florida, Dec. 8-11.
  2. A Set of Images for Testing CBIR Techniques and a Collection of Results Posted December 20. Replaces earlier postings about a "Challenge to CBIR".
  3. An Evaluation of the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) Draft posted August 25, 2008.
  4. The Number of All Possible Meaningful or Discernible Pictures Draft updated May 7, 2009.
  5. A Hidden Obstacle to Image Retrieval Draft posted May 22, 2009. Latest revision June 5, 2009.
  6. "Why Meaningful Automatic Tagging of Images is Very Hard" (Proc. ICME2009, pp, 1432-1435) Slides and Zipped Slides (July 1, 2009).

External Links

Image-Net A database of images organized according to the WordNet hierarchy, in which each node of the hierarchy is depicted by hundreds and thousands of images. You can enter a word and obtain all images in the database labeled by that word. The results provide a powerful demostration of the semantic abyss. In my view the best database for CBIR research. Paper describing the system. (Link entered on May 8, 2009.)

Index modified on July 1, 2009.

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