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The Information Retrieval Series

ImageCLEF

Experimental Evaluation in Visual Information Retrieval

Editors: Müller, H., Clough, P., Deselaers, Th., Caputo, B. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensively describes benchmarks for image retrieval
  • Written by the organizers of the ImageCLEF evaluation campaign
  • Includes detailed descriptions of effective retrieval across multiple application domains
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About this book

The creation and consumption of content, especially visual content, is ingrained into our modern world. This book contains a collection of texts centered on the evaluation of image retrieval systems. To enable reproducible evaluation we must create standardized benchmarks and evaluation methodologies. The individual chapters in this book highlight major issues and challenges in evaluating image retrieval systems and describe various initiatives that provide researchers with the necessary evaluation resources. In particular they describe activities within ImageCLEF, an initiative to evaluate cross-language image retrieval systems which has been running as part of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF) since 2003.

To this end, the editors collected contributions from a range of people: those involved directly with ImageCLEF, such as the organizers of specific image retrieval or annotation tasks; participants who have developed techniques to tackle the challenges set forth by the organizers; and people from industry and academia involved with image retrieval and evaluation generally.

Mostly written for researchers in academia and industry, the book stresses the importance of combing textual and visual information – a multimodal approach – for effective retrieval. It provides the reader with clear ideas about information retrieval and its evaluation in contexts and domains such as healthcare, robot vision, press photography, and the Web.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Seven Years of Image Retrieval Evaluation

    Clough, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Data Sets Created in ImageCLEF

    Grubinger, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Creating Realistic Topics for Image Retrieval Evaluation

    Müller, Henning

    Pages 45-61

  • Relevance Judgments for Image Retrieval Evaluation

    Kalpathy–Cramer, Jayashree (et al.)

    Pages 63-80

  • Performance Measures Used in Image Information Retrieval

    Sanderson, Mark

    Pages 81-94

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15181-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-15180-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-26463-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
ImageCLEF
Book Subtitle
Experimental Evaluation in Visual Information Retrieval
Editors
  • Henning Müller
  • Paul Clough
  • Thomas Deselaers
  • Barbara Caputo
Series Title
The Information Retrieval Series
Series Volume
32
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15181-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15181-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15180-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26463-4
Series ISSN
1387-5264
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 544
Number of Illustrations and Tables
122 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics