Content-based image retrieval is a technology to search for similar images to a query based only on the image pixel representation.
This database is created for research on image retrieval and automatic annotation. References for the topics:
J. Li, J. Z. Wang, G. Wiederhold, ``IRM: Integrated region matching for image retrieval,'' Proc. ACM Multimedia, pp. 147-156, Los Angeles, October 2000.
J. Z. Wang, J. Li, G. Wiederhold, ``SIMPLIcity: Semantics-sensitive integrated matching for picture libraries,'' IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 23(9):947-963, 2001.
J. Li, J. Z. Wang, ``Automatic linguistic indexing of pictures by a statistical modeling approach, '' IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 25(9):1075-1088, 2003.