Multimedia Information Retrieval: Theory and Techniques

  • 6h 29m
  • Roberto Raieli
  • Elsevier Science and Technology Books, Inc.
  • 2013

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

About the Author

Roberto Raieli is a librarian in the Roma Tre University Arts Library, Italy. Roberto has collaborated with both scientific and humanities libraries, and has been involved in studies on digital libraries and multimedia information, on which he has published. Roberto is on the editorial staff of the library and information AIB Studi, and is a member of groups dealing with electronic resources, virtual libraries, and open archives. He has expertise in film direction, has directed various theatre plays, short fi lms and been published on a wide range of subjects, founding and directing the Italian literary journal línfera. Roberto holds a degree in Philosophy, and a degree and PhD in Library and Information Science.

In this Book

  • Main List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • A Cultural and Theoretical Context for MIR Theory
  • Scientific Principles of MIR
  • Processing and Indexing of Digital Multimedia Documents
  • MIR's Methodology in the Context of LIS
  • Definition of MIR Methodology
  • The Current Status of MIR Systems
  • Examples of the Functions of the MIR System
  • MIR Techniques and Technologies
  • The Integration of MIR Modalities
  • Bibliography