Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies

Zurina Muda, Paul H. Lewis, Terry R. Payne, Mark J. Weal

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Abstract

Current research on image annotation often represents images in terms of labelled regions or objects, but pays little attention to the spatial positions or relationships between those regions or objects. To be effective, general purpose image retrieval systems require images with comprehensive annotations describing fully the content of the image. Much research is being done on automatic image annotation schemes but few authors address the issue of spatial annotations directly. This paper begins with a brief analysis of real picture queries to librarians showing how spatial terms are used to formulate queries. The paper is then concerned with the development of an enhanced automatic image annotation system, which extracts spatial information about objects in the image. The approach uses region boundaries and region labels to generate annotations describing absolute object positions and also relative positions between pairs of objects. A domain ontology and spatial information ontology are also used to extract more complex information about the relative closeness of objects to the viewer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings
Pages173-178
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, ICSIPA09 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 18 Nov 200919 Nov 2009

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Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, ICSIPA09
CityKuala Lumpur
Period18/11/0919/11/09

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  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing

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Muda, Z., Lewis, P. H., Payne, T. R., & Weal, M. J. (2009). Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies. In ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings (pp. 173-178). [5478621] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSIPA.2009.5478621

Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies. / Muda, Zurina; Lewis, Paul H.; Payne, Terry R.; Weal, Mark J.

ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings. 2009. p. 173-178 5478621.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Muda, Z, Lewis, PH, Payne, TR & Weal, MJ 2009, Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies. in ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings., 5478621, pp. 173-178, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, ICSIPA09, Kuala Lumpur, 18/11/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSIPA.2009.5478621
Muda Z, Lewis PH, Payne TR, Weal MJ. Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies. In ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings. 2009. p. 173-178. 5478621 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSIPA.2009.5478621
Muda, Zurina ; Lewis, Paul H. ; Payne, Terry R. ; Weal, Mark J. / Enhanced image annotations based on spatial information extraction and ontologies. ICSIPA09 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications, Conference Proceedings. 2009. pp. 173-178
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