Friday, April 4, 2008

The Future of Web Search: Beyond Text # SAPIR Project

Pavel Zezula has talked about a system for multi feature indexing called MUFIN. It is interesting because it allows the indexing of objects with an arbitrary metric distance measure. For instance, you can index multimedia content (such as images) with a defined metric: a pair of images are very similar if the colors of both are very close. Later on, you can search for images that are very close to a given color scheme.

Documents are clustered, and those on the same cluster are mapped to the same one-dimensional interval feature.

They have used a P2P architecture that assures its scalability.

The work is supported by the SAPIR EU project.

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