11Multimedia Search and Management

Linjun Yang

Xian-Sheng Hua

Hong-Jiang Zhang

11.1 Introduction

With the increasing availability of image and video cameras, the advancement of multimedia communication technologies, and the popularization of media sharing websites, the amount of image and video data on the web and in everyone’s personal archive has been growing drastically. According to the report of TechCrunch [1], the amount of images on Flickr had reached 4 billion till 2008. At the same time, it costs only one year for Facebook to increase from 4.1 billion images in 2007 to 10 billion in 2008.

The incredible proliferation of multimedia documents leads to a strong and emergent demand on effective and efficient multimedia search and management ...

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