Web-based multimedia retrieval: Balancing out between common knowledge and personalized views

Qing Li, Jun Yang, Yueting Zhuang

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Abstract

The major challenges of multimedia retrieval are the difficulty of generating semantic indexes, as well as the incapability of identifying personalized user interests. This paper attempts to address both problems by suggesting a collaborative yet personalized approach for Web-based multimedia retrieval, which employs a synergy between the relevance feedback technique from the information retrieval community, and the user profiling technique from the information filtering community. Specifically, a "common profile" is established to represent the common knowledge on the semantics of multimedia data, which allow a user to "learn from others" in the retrieval process. On the other hand, for each user a "user profile" is constructed to characterize his/her personal views, which allow a user to "learn from own history". Both types of profiles can be learned and updated incrementally from user feedback. By using an integrated retrieval algorithm based on profiles, this approach strikes the balance between exploiting the common knowledge of most users and catering for the personalized interest of a particular user. The results of some preliminary experiments have demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
EditorsKatsumi Tanaka, Yahiko Kambayashi, Tamer Ozsu, Hans-Jorg Schek, Yanchun Zhang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages92-101
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)076951393X, 9780769513935
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 Dec 20016 Dec 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
Volume1

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, WISE 2001
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period3/12/016/12/01

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Computer science
  • Feedback
  • Humans
  • Image retrieval
  • Indexing
  • Information filtering
  • Information retrieval
  • Multimedia systems
  • Search engines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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