EMIR2. An extended model for image representation and retrieval

  • Mourad Mechkour
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 978)


This paper presents an extended model for image representation and retrieval called EMIR2. This model combines different interpretations of the image to build a complete description of it, each interpretation being represented by a particular view. The set of views considered in EMIR2 include the physical view and the logical view, which is an aggregation of four main views: the structural view, the spatial view, the perceptive view, and the symbolic view. A first description of the model concepts is given using the BNF (Backus Normal Form) notation, yielding the framework EMIR2-BNF. We defined a first operational model suitable for information retrieval, that implements the concepts defined in EMIR2, and a correspondence function that estimates the similarity between two images. This operational model, called EMIR2 -CG, is based upon an extension of Sowa's conceptual graph formalism.


Image model Image Retrieval Conceptual Graphs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mourad Mechkour
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Génie InformatiqueIMAGGrenoble cedex 9France

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