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This paper addresses the issue of retrieving images based on visual content, according a particular attention to the semantic dimension of information retrieval. A brief review of existing Image Retrieval Systems is provided, hilighting a major drawback of these prototypes, namely the lack o f i n tegration between classical semantic search", and visual(More)
The ability of an information retrieval system (IRS) to adequately simulate user information need and provide documents found relevant to the user queries determines the effectiveness of such system. However, concepts like imprecision, vagueness, inconsistencies and indeterminacy amongst other usually debilitate retrieval process. Other factors like dirty(More)
Information representation and reasoning strategies are important aspects of information retrieval that facilitates adaptability. Unfortunately, most research focus has been on the representation, leaving the users' information need at the mercy of the system. Reasoning strategies assists with some level of intelligence in adapting user queries to the(More)
Human beings are seen as a problem solver, and the process follows the simple input-process-output. Thus having identified a decisional problem (input), will apply some rules of inference and problem solving techniques based on experience and cognitive abilities (processing) to deduce or arrive at some conclusion (output). Information is frequently defined(More)
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