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List of figures and tables
Main list of abbreviations
Preface to the English edition
About the author
Part 1: Theoretical and methodological innovations
Chapter 1: A cultural and theoretical context for MIR theory
The information and knowledge society
Chapter 2: Scientific principles of MIR
Principles of Library Science and Documentation
MIR theory within LIS
Chapter 3: Processing and indexing of digital multimedia documents
The current policy of semantic indexing
Two systems at the limits of term-based methods
Principles of MIR and content-based indexes
Chapter 4: MIR's methodology in the context of LIS
The contribution of MIR in searching for information and knowledge
Multimedia systems user needs
Purposes, objectives and effectiveness of the content-based system
Integration of semantic and content-related methods and principles
Chapter 5: Definition of MIR methodology
Summary of the fundamental principles and design of MIR theory
Distinction of the specific principles of TR, VR, VDR and AR
Part 2: Management developments and applications
Chapter 6: The current status of MIR systems
Systems of management for multimedia documentation
Overview of MIR systems and their applications
Chapter 7: Examples of the functions of the MIR system
Tracking shots on MIR systems
The advantages of using MIR in various fields
Chapter 8: MIR techniques and technologies
Document analysis and the creation of database indexes
Phases of documentation search and modes of retrieval
Examples of operating MIR systems
Modalities of AR
Chapter 9: The integration of MIR modalities
Problematic aspects and operational ineffectiveness
The solution of integrating MIR procedures
The relationship of MIR with other document management systems
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
LIS researchers; Librarians; Archivists; IT researchers interested in libraries and archives; Those interested in multimedia information
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- © Chandos Publishing 2013
- 31st July 2013
- Chandos Publishing
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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.
Roma Tre University Art Library, Italy
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