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Sustainability 2015, 7(5), 6303-6320; doi:10.3390/su7056303

Supporting Keyword Search for Image Retrieval with Integration of Probabilistic Annotation

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Database/Bioinformatics Laboratory, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 362-763, Korea
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Department of Information Engineering, Northeast Dianli University, Jilin 132000, China
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Academic Editor: Jason C. Hung
Received: 10 February 2015 / Accepted: 11 May 2015 / Published: 22 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ubiquitous Green IT System for Sustainable Computing)
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Abstract

The ever-increasing quantities of digital photo resources are annotated with enriching vocabularies to form semantic annotations. Photo-sharing social networks have boosted the need for efficient and intuitive querying to respond to user requirements in large-scale image collections. In order to help users formulate efficient and effective image retrieval, we present a novel integration of a probabilistic model based on keyword query architecture that models the probability distribution of image annotations: allowing users to obtain satisfactory results from image retrieval via the integration of multiple annotations. We focus on the annotation integration step in order to specify the meaning of each image annotation, thus leading to the most representative annotations of the intent of a keyword search. For this demonstration, we show how a probabilistic model has been integrated to semantic annotations to allow users to intuitively define explicit and precise keyword queries in order to retrieve satisfactory image results distributed in heterogeneous large data sources. Our experiments on SBU (collected by Stony Brook University) database show that (i) our integrated annotation contains higher quality representatives and semantic matches; and (ii) the results indicating annotation integration can indeed improve image search result quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-label image; image annotation; annotation integration; semantic matching; keyword search; image retrieval multi-label image; image annotation; annotation integration; semantic matching; keyword search; image retrieval
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Zhou, T.H.; Wang, L.; Ryu, K.H. Supporting Keyword Search for Image Retrieval with Integration of Probabilistic Annotation. Sustainability 2015, 7, 6303-6320.

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