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This paper explores the use of texts that are related to an image collection, also known as collateral texts, for building thesauri in specialist domains to aid in image retrieval. Corpus linguistic and information extraction methods are used for identifying key terms and semantic relationships in specialist texts that may be used for query expansion(More)
This paper deals with the problem of semantic transcoding of CCTV video footage. A framework is proposed that combines Computer Vision algorithms that extract visual semantics, together with Natural Language Processing that automatically builds the domain ontology from unstructured text annotations. The final aim is a system that will link the visual and(More)
‘Integrated’ classification refers to the conjunctive or competitive use of two or more (neural) classifiers. A cooperative neural network system comprising two independently trained Kohonen networks and co-operating with the help of a Hebbian network, is described. The effectiveness of such a network is demonstrated by using it to retrieve images and(More)
In general terms the evaluation of a summary depends on how close it is to the chief points in the source text. This begets the question as to what are the chief points in the source text and how is this information used in itself in identifying the source text. This is crucially important when we discuss automatic evaluation of summaries. So the question(More)
A system for the visualization of large collections of images, facilitated by an automatically constructed visual thesaurus, is reported. A corpus-based method for extraction of terminology and ontology of a specialist domain, scene-of-crime, is outlined. The challenge when capturing information in a crime scene is how to later visualise the scene, when all(More)
distances are computed in a multi-dimensional space. The axes of this space in principle relate to the features inherent in the input data. Usually, such features are chosen by neural network developers, thereby introducing a possible bias. A method of automatically generating feature sets is discussed, with specific reference to the categorisation of(More)
Automatic text categorization requires the construction of appropriate surrogates for documents within a text collection. The surrogates, often called document vectors, are used to train learning systems for categorising unseen documents. A comparison of different measures (tfidf and weirdness) for creating document vectors is presented together with two(More)
A modular neural network-based system is presented where the component networks learn together to classify a set of complex input patterns. Each pattern comprises two vectors: a primary vector and a collateral vector. Examples of such patterns include annotated images and magnitudes with articulated numerical labels. Our modular system is trained using an(More)
Visualisation techniques focus on reducing high dimensional data to a low dimensional surface or a cube. Similar dimensional reduction is attempted in the so-called 'self-organising maps'. A number of techniques have been developed to visualise categories learnt by these maps through and exemplified by the term sequential clustering. An evaluation of the(More)