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Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 473–497 | Cite as

Task-based annotation and retrieval for image information management

  • Dympna O’SullivanEmail author
  • David C. Wilson
  • Michela Bertolotto
Article

Abstract

Continuing advances in digital image capture and storage are resulting in a proliferation of imagery and associated problems of information overload in image domains. In this work we present a framework that supports image management using an interactive approach that captures and reuses task-based contextual information. Our framework models the relationship between images and domain tasks they support by monitoring the interactive manipulation and annotation of task-relevant imagery. During image analysis, interactions are captured and a task context is dynamically constructed so that human expertise, proficiency and knowledge can be leveraged to support other users in carrying out similar domain tasks using case-based reasoning techniques. In this article we present our framework for capturing task context and describe how we have implemented the framework as two image retrieval applications in the geo-spatial and medical domains. We present an evaluation that tests the efficiency of our algorithms for retrieving image context information and the effectiveness of the framework for carrying out goal-directed image tasks.

Keywords

Task-based information retrieval Capturing and reusing user context Image manipulation Semantic annotation Case-based reasoning 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The support of the Proof of Concept and Commercialization Funds of Enterprise Ireland is gratefully acknowledged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dympna O’Sullivan
    • 1
    Email author
  • David C. Wilson
    • 2
  • Michela Bertolotto
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of AstonBirminghamUK
  2. 2.Department of Software and Information SystemsUniversity of North CarolinaCharlotteUSA
  3. 3.School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinDublinIreland

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