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Interactive search and browsing interface for large-scale visual repositories

Ren, K, Sarvas, R and Ćalić, J Interactive search and browsing interface for large-scale visual repositories Multimedia Tools and Applications.

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Due to the rapid proliferation of both user-generated and broadcasted content, the interfaces for search and browsing of visual media have become increasingly important. This paper presents a novel intuitive interactive interface for browsing of large-scale image and video collections. It visualises underlying structure of the dataset by the size and spatial relations of displayed images. In order to achieve this, images or video key-frames are initially clustered using an unsupervised graph-based clustering algorithm. By selecting images that are hierarchically laid out on the screen, user can intuitively navigate through the collection or search for specific content. The extensive experimental results based on user evaluation of photo search, browsing and selection as well as interactive video search demonstrate good usability of the presented system and improvement when compared to the standard methods for interaction with large-scale image and video collections.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors :
Ren, K
Sarvas, R
Ćalić, J
DOI : 10.1007/s11042-009-0445-y
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Additional Information : The original publication is available at
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Nov 2013 16:41
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 16:29

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