Akihiro Kuwabara

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We introduce a cross-media meta-search engine RelaxImage for searching images from Web. Notable features of the RelaxImage are as follows: (1) each user's keyword query is "relaxed", that is, by gradually relaxing the search terms used for image search, we can solve the problem of conventional image search engine such as Google. (2) For searching images,(More)
The amount of information available on the Web has increased dramatically. This information comes in a wide variety of media types. Therefore, to retrieve information on a topic using conventional search engines, users must search many sites from several different aspects. Thus, it is important to integrate and organize this information from the different(More)
In recent years, the quantity of multimedia contents on WWW has been increasing with improvement in the speed of transmission speed, and the spread of digital cameras. Since the contents are distributed on a lot of websites and expressed by various media, it is important to construct a function which searches the contents effectively. Conventional meta(More)
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