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The Parallel Distributed Image Search Engine (ParaDISE)

Markonis, D and Schaer, R and Garcia, A and Müller, H (2017) The Parallel Distributed Image Search Engine (ParaDISE). Working Paper. ArXiv. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Image retrieval is a complex task that differs according to the context and the user requirements in any specific field, for example in a medical environment. Search by text is often not possible or optimal and retrieval by the visual content does not always succeed in modelling high-level concepts that a user is looking for. Modern image retrieval techniques consists of multiple steps and aim to retrieve information from large–scale datasets and not only based on global image appearance but local features and if possible in a connection between visual features and text or semantics. This paper presents the Parallel Distributed Image Search Engine (ParaDISE), an image retrieval system that combines visual search with text–based retrieval and that is available as open source and free of charge. The main design concepts of ParaDISE are flexibility, expandability, scalability and interoperability. These concepts constitute the system, able to be used both in real–world applications and as an image retrieval research platform. Apart from the architecture and the implementation of the system, two use cases are described, an application of ParaDISE in retrieval of images from the medical literature and a visual feature evaluation for medical image retrieval. Future steps include the creation of an open source community that will contribute and expand this platform based on the existing parts.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2018 15:56
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2018 01:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20942

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