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IMAGE RETRIEVAL AND WEB 2.0 – WHERE CAN WE GO FROM HERE?

AuthorChristian Bauckhage, Tansu Alpcan, Robert Wetzker, Winfried Umbrath
SourceProceedings of the 15th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 
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Compared to only a few years ago, today there is an abundance of annotated image data available on the Internet. For researchers on image retrieval, this is an unforseen but welcome consequence of the rise of Web 2.0 technologies. Popular social networking and content sharing services seem to hold the key to the integration of context and semantics into retrieval. However, at least for now, it appears that this promise has to be taken with a grain of salt. In this paper, we present preliminary empirical results on the tagging behavior of power users of content sharing and social bookmarking services. Our findings suggest different promising research directions for image retrieval and we briefly discuss some of them.