Retrieval of archival moving imagery: CBIR outside the frame?

Enser, P.G.B. and Sandom, C.J. (2002) Retrieval of archival moving imagery: CBIR outside the frame? In: Image and video retrieval: international conference, CIVR 2002, London, UK, July 18-19, 2002.

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Digitization may offer a means of making archival film content more accessible by allowing moving imagery to be delivered via the Internet and by CBIR-enabled mitigation of the effects of archivists' inconsistent indexing practices. This paper reports on research which sought to gain an informed view on this potential. Working in collaboration with eleven representative film collections, evidence was gathered relating to subject access facilities and to client requirements in the form of 1,270 requests. The work revealed that the formulation and satisfaction of requests for archival footage places a heavy reliance on human intellectual input for which CBIR techniques offer little prospect of being an effective substitute. The conclusion is drawn that the combination of limited CBIR functionality and lack of adherence to cataloguing standards seriously limits the Internet's potential for providing enhanced access to film and video-based cultural resources.

Item Type: Contribution to conference proceedings in the public domain ( Full Paper)
Additional Information: The original version is available at
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digitization; Indexing; Visual images
Subjects: P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P100 Information Services
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics > Visual Image Retrieval
Depositing User: Helen Webb
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 09:42

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