In this paper a visual information retrieval project (VizIR) is presented. The goal of the project is the implementation of an open Content-based Visual Retrieval (CBVR) prototype as basis for further research on the major problems of CBVR. The motivation behind VizIR is: an open platform would make research (especially for smaller institutions) easier and more efficient. The intention of this paper is to let interested researchers know about VizIR?s existence and design as well as to invite them to take part in the design and implementation process of this open project. The authors describe the goals of the VizIR project, the intended design of the framework and major implementation issues. The latter includes a sketch on the advantages and drawbacks of the existing cross-platform media processing frameworks: Java Media Framework, OpenML and Microsoft?s DirectX (DirectShow).
H. Eidenberger, C. Breiteneder: "A Framework for Visual Information Retrieval"; in: "Proceedings of the Recent Advances in Visual Information Systems", Springer, 2002, ISSN: 0302-9743, 105 - 116.
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