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In most well known image retrieval test sets, the imagery typically cannot be freely distributed or is not representative of a large community of users. In this paper we present a collection for the MIR community comprising 25000 images from the Flickr website which are redistributable for research purposes and represent a real community of users both in(More)
The MIR Flickr collection consists of 25000 high-quality photographic images of thousands of Flickr users, made available under the Creative Commons license. The database includes all the original user tags and EXIF metadata. Additionally, detailed and accurate annotations are provided for topics corresponding to the most prominent visual concepts in the(More)
We present the DynTex database of high-quality dynamic texture videos. It consists of over 650 sequences of dynamic textures, mostly in everyday surroundings. Additionally, we propose a scheme for the manual annotation of the sequences based on a detailed analysis of the physical processes underlying the dynamic textures. Using this scheme we describe the(More)
In this paper we provide a comparative study of content-based copy detection methods, which include research literature methods based on salient point matching (SURF), discrete cosine and wavelet transforms, color histograms, biologically motivated visual matching and other methods. In our evaluation we focus on large-scale applications, especially on(More)
The world wide web is filled with billions of images and duplicates of images can frequently be found on many websites. These duplicates can be exact copies or differ slightly in their visual content. In this paper we provide a comparative study on how well content-based duplicate image detection methods are able to detect the duplicates of a query image.(More)
The ImageCLEF 2010 Photo Annotation Task poses the challenge of automated annotation of 93 visual concepts in Flickr photos. The participants were provided with a training set of 8,000 Flickr images including annotations, EXIF data and Flickr user tags. Testing was performed on 10,000 Flickr images, differentiated between approaches considering solely(More)
This paper describes current work on a photo-id system for humpback whales. Individuals of this species can be uniquely identified by the light and dark pigmentation patches on their tails (flukes). We developed an interface that assists the user in segmenting the animal's tail from the sea and fitting an affine invariant coordinate grid to it. A numerical(More)