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An Approach to Indexing Annotated Images

TitleAn Approach to Indexing Annotated Images
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1995
AuthorsConstantopoulos, P., & Doerr M.
Secondary TitleMultimedia Computing and Museums: Selected Papers from the Third International Conference on Hypermedia and Interactivity in Museums (ICHIM'95 / MCN '95), Volume 1
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedSan Diego, California
EditorBearman, D.
Keywordsimage indexing, metadata, ontology, retrieval, semantic indexing

The various relevant aspects for the retrieval of images present familiar documentation issues as well as some entirely new requirements. The Semantic Index System (SIS) has already been successfidly employed in maintaining an evolving body of knowledge about the cultural and historical contexts of museum artifacts and multimedia documents (CLIO SYSTEM). Its distinct features of runtime meta-modelling and classification of references satisfy the multiple classification needs for images and their parts and allow to access simultaneously through detailed annotations. Consequently, it integrates access methods through generic and specific indices and the relevant context. In this paper we present the principles and architecture of such a system as it is currently being implemented.