4Multimedia Information Mining

Zhongfei (Mark) Zhang and Ruofei Zhang

4.1 Introduction

Multimedia information mining is a recently emerged, very interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary area involving three independent research fields: multimedia, information retrieval, and data mining. However, multimedia information mining is not a research area that simply combines the research of the three fields together. Instead, multimedia information mining research focuses on the theme of merging the research of the three fields together to exploit the synergy among the three fields to promote understanding of and to enhance knowledge discovery and information retrieval in multimedia. Multimedia information mining is highly related to another recently ...

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