Processing and indexing of digital multimedia documents


This chapter discusses the principles of term-based indexing and search, or rather, the more advanced principles of IR. To give a broad spectrum of criticized theories, reference is made to some of the most advanced proposals for effective IR systems in any type of collection. Many of these theories have struggled to find valid assumptions of innovation for IR, and though they apply to textual documents, not considering the specificities of multimedia documents, they are valuable for discussion of the methodology of TR within MIR. On the other hand, if applied tout court to multimedia documents, these proposals show all the limits of their being designed for mainly textual ...

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