This item is in: Chandos > Information management > Electronic and information resourcesMultimedia Information Retrieval: Theory and techniques
Roberto Raieli, Roma Tre University Art Library, Italy
Chandos Information Professional Series
- gives a complete, organic picture of MMIR 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 LIS and Information Technology specialists
- built around a wide-ranging bibliography; combining academic, practical, and commercial aspects
Novel processing and searching tools for the management of new multimedia documents have developed. Multimedia Information Retrieval (MMIR) 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 MMIR. 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 in to two parts. Part one discusses MMIR and related theories, and puts forward new methodologies; part two reviews various experimental and operating MMIR systems, and presents technical and practical conclusions.
Readership: LIS researchers; librarians; archivists; IT researchers interested in libraries and archives; and those interested in multimedia information.ISBN 1 84334 722 9
ISBN-13: 978 1 84334 722 4
376 pages 234 x 156mm paperback
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About the author
Roberto Raieli is a librarian in the Roma Tre University Art 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 Bollettino AIB, and is a member of groups dealing with electronic resources, virtual libraries, and open archives. Roberto has expertise in film direction, has directed various theatre plays, short films 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.
Giles Smith works as a director. He trained as an actor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2006 he co-founded ‘J33tre’, which deals with theatrical research and production. Giles also works as a translator.
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A cultural and theoretic context for MMIR theory; Scientific principles of MMIR; Processing and indexing of digital multimedia documents; MMIR’s methodology in the context of library and information science; Definition of multimedia information retrieval methodology; The current status of MMIR systems; Exemplifications of functioning of the MMIR system; MMIR techniques and technologies; The integration of MMIR modalities.