Semantic and context-based retrieval of digital cultural objects [Published in Chinese]

Pham, Binh L., Zhang, Jinglan, & Nantes, Alfredo (2009) Semantic and context-based retrieval of digital cultural objects [Published in Chinese]. In Zhang, Xiaoming & Keane, Michael A. (Eds.) International Perspectives on the Creative Economy. Sunchime Publishing, pp. 205-229.

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Cultural objects are increasingly generated and stored in digital form, yet effective methods for their indexing and retrieval still remain an important area of research. The main problem arises from the disconnection between the content-based indexing approach used by computer scientists and the description-based approach used by information scientists. There is also a lack of representational schemes that allow the alignment of the semantics and context with keywords and low-level features that can be automatically extracted from the content of these cultural objects. This paper presents an integrated approach to address these problems, taking advantage of both computer science and information science approaches. We firstly discuss the requirements from a number of perspectives: users, content providers, content managers and technical systems. We then present an overview of our system architecture and describe various techniques which underlie the major components of the system. These include: automatic object category detection; user-driven tagging; metadata transform and augmentation, and an expression language for digital cultural objects. In addition, we discuss our experience on testing and evaluating some existing collections, analyse the difficulties encountered and propose ways to address these problems.

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ID Code: 30029
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: digital cultural objects, image indexing and retrieval , ontology , context-based retrieval, metadata wrapper and metadata augmentation, object detection, deformable templates
ISBN: 9787830000622
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Sunchime Publishing
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2010 02:14
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:11

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