Ranking Multimedia Databases via Relevance Feedback with History and Foresight Support

Users of large multimedia databases which are common in scientific, commercial and entertainment applications frequently wish to explore databases sorted by their preferences. However, it is often difficult for users to explicitly express their preferences in a way that can be used directly in content-based retrieval systems. A promising approach to overcome the semantic gap between user preferences on the one hand and feature-based, quantitative similarity measures in multimedia databases on the other hand are relevance feedback systems that learn a ranking function through interacting with the user. In each iteration of a feedback loop, database objects marked as relevant are used to derive a new ranking function. To this end we propose to utilize not only the last iteration of Relevance Feedback but the history of all objects selected as relevant throughout the entire Relevance Feedback session. Using the same mathematical framework, we also examine reducing the iteration count in exploratory searches via taking the direction of movement through the database into account.

Authors: Wichterich M., Beecks C., Seidl T.
Published in: Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Ranking in Databases (DBRank 2008) in conjunction with IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2008), Cancun, Mexico
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society - Washington,USA
Sprache: EN
Jahr: 2008
Seiten: 596-599
ISBN: 9781424421626
Konferenz: ICDE
URL:ICDE 2008 Workshops
DOI: 10.1109/ICDEW.2008.4498386
Typ: Tagungsbeiträge
Forschungsgebiet: Exploration of Multimedia Databases