Chapter 8: Multimedia and multimodal information retrieval

Alessandro Bozzon*, Piero Fraternali

*Corresponding author for this work

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The Web is progressively becoming a multimedia content delivery platform. This trend poses severe challenges to the information retrieval theories, techniques and tools. This chapter defines the problem of multimedia information retrieval with its challenges and application areas, overviews its major technical issues, proposes a reference architecture unifying the aspects of content processing and querying, exemplifies a next-generation platform for multimedia search, and concludes by showing the close ties between multi-domain search investigated in Search Computing and multimodal/multimedia search.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSearch Computing - Challenges and Directions
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages21
Volume5950 LNCS
ISBN (Print)3642123090, 9783642123092
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event1st Workshop on Search Computing Challenges and Directions, SeCo 2009 - Como, Italy
Duration: 17 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5950 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st Workshop on Search Computing Challenges and Directions, SeCo 2009


  • Digital signal processing
  • Multi-modal query interfaces
  • Multimedia information retrieval
  • Video search engines


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