Multimedia Information Retrieval

Theory and Techniques


  • Roberto Raieli, Roma Tre University Art Library, Italy

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.
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LIS researchers; Librarians; Archivists; IT researchers interested in libraries and archives; Those interested in multimedia information


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-722-4

Table of Contents

Part 1 Theoretical and methodological innovations: 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. Part 2 Management developments and applications: The current status of MIR systems; Examples of the functions of the MIR system; MIR techniques and technologies; The integration of MIR modalities.