The main obstacle in realising semantic‐based image retrieval from the web is that it is difficult to capture semantic description of an image in low‐level features. Text‐based keywords can be generated from web documents to capture semantic information for narrowing down the search space. The combination of keywords and various low‐level features effectively increases the retrieval precision. The purpose of this paper is to propose a dynamic approach for integrating keywords and low‐level features to take advantage of their complementary strengths.
Image semantics are described using both low‐level features and keywords. The keywords are constructed from the text located in the vicinity of images embedded in HTML documents. Various low‐level features such as colour histograms, texture and composite colour‐texture features are extracted for supplementing keywords.
The retrieval performance is better than that of various recently proposed techniques. The experimental results show that the integrated approach has better retrieval performance than both the text‐based and the content‐based techniques.
The features of images used for capturing the semantics may not always describe the content.
The indexing mechanism for dynamically growing features is challenging while practically implementing the system.
A survey of image retrieval systems for searching images available on the internet found that no internet search engine can handle both low‐level features and keywords as queries for retrieving images from WWW so this is the first of its kind.
Vadivel, A., Sural, S. and Majumdar, A.K. (2009), "Image retrieval from the web using multiple features", Online Information Review, Vol. 33 No. 6, pp. 1169-1188. https://doi.org/10.1108/14684520911011061Download as .RIS
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