Biocomputing and Media Research Lab

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Relating Pictures and Words


We seek to understand the relationship between the semantics of image-based information and associated textual information which may be available through annotations of the image. Our ultimate goal is to combine the information content from these different modalities and design retrieval algorithms. Our research has thus far explored how linguistic relationships can be used to improve the quality of image retrieval and focused on developing and evaluating cross-media retrieval strategies.


  • T. Lam and R. Singh, "Semantically Relevant Image Retrieval by Combining Image and Linguistic Analysis", Proc. International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 4292, pp. 1686 - 1695, Springer Verlag, 2006 [PDF]
  • B. Zambrano, R. Singh, and B. Bhattarai, "Using Linguistic Models for Image Retrieval", Proc. International Symposium on Visual Computing, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Verlag, 2005. [PDF]
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