Affinity relation discovery in image database clustering and content-based retrieval

@inproceedings{Shyu2004AffinityRD,
  title={Affinity relation discovery in image database clustering and content-based retrieval},
  author={Mei-Ling Shyu and Shu-Ching Chen and Min Chen and Chengcui Zhang},
  booktitle={ACM Multimedia},
  year={2004}
}
In this paper, we propose a unified framework, called <i>Markov Model Mediator</i> (MMM), to facilitate image database clustering and to improve the query performance. The structure of the MMM framework consists of two hierarchical levels: local MMMs and integrated MMMs, which model the affinity relations among the images within a single image database and within a set of image databases, respectively, via an effective data mining process. The effectiveness and efficiency of the MMM framework… CONTINUE READING
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