An analysis of the use of graphics for information retrieval

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Several research groups have addressed the problem of retrieving vector graphics. This work has, however, focused either on domain-dependent areas or was based on very simple graphics languages. Here we take a fresh look at the issue of graphics retrieval in general and in particular at the tasks which retrieval systems must support. The paper presents a series of case studies which explored the needs of professionals in the hope that these needs can help direct future graphics IR research. Suggested modelling techniques for some of the graphic collections are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 1995
EventElectronic Workshops in Computing - MIRO 95 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Sep 199520 Sep 1995


ConferenceElectronic Workshops in Computing - MIRO 95
Abbreviated titleE-WIC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • information retrieval
  • graphics
  • retrieving vector graphics


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