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Semantic spaces encode similarity relationships between objects as a function of position in a mathematical space. This paper discusses three different formulations for building semantic spaces which allow the automatic-annotation and semantic retrieval of images. The models discussed in this paper require that the image content be described in the form of(More)
Gait as a biometric has a unique advantage that it can be used when images are acquired at a distance and other biometrics are at too low a resolution to be perceived. In such a situation, there is still information which can be readily perceived by human vision, yet is difficult to extract automatically. We examine how this information can be used to(More)
This paper presents the University of Southampton multi-biometric tunnel, a constrained environment that is designed with airports and other high throughput environments in mind. It is able to acquire a variety of non-contact biometrics in a non-intrusive manner. The system uses eight synchronised IEEE1394 cameras to capture gait and additional cameras to(More)
Twitter is a popular tool for publishing potentially interesting information about people's opinions, experiences and news. Mobile devices allow people to publish tweets during real-time events. It is often difficult to identify the subject of a tweet because Twitter users often write using highly unstructured language with many typographical errors.(More)
ImageTerrier is a novel easily extensible open-source, scalable, high-performance search engine platform for content-based image retrieval applications. The platform provides a comprehensive test-bed for experimenting with bag-of-visual-words image retrieval techniques. It incorporates a state-of-the-art implementation of the single-pass indexing technique(More)
The 2013 MediaEval Retrieving Diverse Social Images Task looked to tackling the problem of search result diversification of Flickr results sets formed from queries about geographic places and landmarks. In this paper we describe our approach of using a min-max similarity diversifier coupled with pre-filters and a reranker. We also demonstrate a number of(More)
Combining items from social media streams, such as Flickr photos and Twitter tweets, into meaningful groups can help users contextu-alise and effectively consume the torrents of information now made available on the social web. This task is made challenging due to the scale of the streams and the inherently multimodal nature of the information to be(More)
OpenIMAJ and ImageTerrier are recently released open-source libraries and tools for experimentation and development of multimedia applications using Java-compatible programming languages. OpenIMAJ (the Open toolkit for Intelligent Multimedia Analysis in Java) is a collection of libraries for multimedia analysis. The image libraries contain methods for(More)
In order to analyse surveillance video, we need to efficiently explore large datasets containing videos of walking humans. At survei llance-image resolution, the human walk (their gait) can be determined automatically, and more readily than other features such as the face. Effective analysis of such data relies on retrieval of video data which has been(More)