PReMI 2015, June 30-July 3, Warsaw, Poland
PReMI 2015 - Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, June 30 - July 3, 2015

A tutorial on interactive browsing of image collections

Gerald Schaefer, Loughborough University

Image collections, both private and commercial, are growing rapidly and hence efficient and effective tools for managing these databases are highly sought after. Content-based approaches, based on the principle of visual similarity derived from image features, seem necessary as most images are unannotated. However, typical content-based retrieval systems have shown only limited usefulness. In this tutorial, we will look at a variety of techniques and methods for effective and intuitive image database visualisation and browsing as an alternative to retrieval-based approaches. We will look at how image databases are visualised in the three main approaches of mapping-based, clustering-based and graph-based image database navigation systems, how intuitive browsing operations are supported, how image databases can be browsed employing non-desktop systems (such as VR hardward, or mobile devices), and how the effectiveness of image browsing systems can be evaluated.