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Multimedia Information Retrieval - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843347224, 9781780633886

Multimedia Information Retrieval

1st Edition

Theory and Techniques

Author: Roberto Raieli
eBook ISBN: 9781780633886
Paperback ISBN: 9781843347224
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 31st July 2013
Page Count: 376
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Table of Contents

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

VDR operations

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.

Key Features

  • 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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About the Author

Roberto Raieli

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Roma Tre University Art Library, Italy