Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

author: Natalia Vassilieva, HP Labs
published: Nov. 4, 2008,   recorded: September 2008,   views: 23043

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This course will give an overview of the main tasks and methods in the content based image retrieval (CBIR) field. Firstly we will address a question of image retrieval methods application in real life: what are the real-world problems that can be solved using these methods, where it can be used by human. Then we will consider the traditional architecture of CBIR-systems and the main problems which should be solved by the developers of such a system. This includes the discussion of image preprocessing and feature extraction, multidimensional indexing, design of user interface and data visualization. Special attention will be given to low-level feature processing (color, texture and shape) and construction of feature vectors. The classification of known feature vectors will be presented and results of experimental comparison will be discussed for some of them. In the final part of the course we will briefly review some of the existing CBIR systems (both commercial and research ones) and we will analyze and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

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Comment1 Aamer, April 25, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.:

Hi Dear
Due to unclear slides on the web , would please sende to me attachment power point slides
kind regards

Comment2 Barbara Thoenssen, October 9, 2009 at 9:43 p.m.:

I've the same problem: to follow the lecture it would be very helbful to have the slides. Could you please provide them to me?
thank you very much in advance

Comment3 Michael Dorian, November 1, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.:

I would be very glad if you could send me the slides about Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR). Thank you in advance
kind regards

Comment4 bala, January 6, 2010 at 4:58 p.m.:

hi , it's very use full for me, send me this lecture slide

Comment5 Mamdouh, February 6, 2010 at 8:57 p.m.:

Thank you for this videos ,please send me this lecture slide

Comment6 christoph heller, February 7, 2010 at 2:16 p.m.:

Hi, very interesting presentation. Great Job.

Would you please be so kind and send me the slides as well.

Thanks a lot and kind regards

Comment7 jayagouri, February 8, 2010 at 7:29 a.m.:

Hi, Lecture is interesting and informative.Pls send the power point slides as slides were unclear

Comment8 joe, May 9, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.:

plz send me the materials for CBIR plz......

Comment9 sanjana singh, May 9, 2010 at 8:55 a.m.:

I need the report for CBIR plz...send me

Comment10 Tsai-Yin Yang, May 11, 2010 at 10:20 p.m.:

Would you please send me the slides? Thanks.

Comment11 sihem, May 16, 2010 at 8:22 a.m.:

Your presentation is very interesting. Would you please send me the powerpoint file. Thank you

Comment12 pavan kumar thati, May 30, 2010 at 7 p.m.:

hi the lecture is very useful but it is very good if i get the slides for the lectures so that i can have a bookmarks for important points.Can u plz send me the slides....Once again it's a great lecture.

Comment13 Natalia Vassilieva, July 20, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.:

Hi all, thanks for your feedback.

The slides for these lectures can be find here:

Just replace all "_" signes by slashes - the system doesn't allow to put links in comments :(

Comment14 anshul agrawal, August 31, 2010 at 12:01 p.m.:

kindly sed me related videos of CBIR.actually i have choosed this for my final year project in engineering.

Comment15 ugur bayram, October 6, 2010 at 8:48 p.m.:

i kindly request the slides like others. thank u xxx

Comment16 Rasha, October 14, 2010 at 10:20 a.m.:

hi , it's very use full for me, please send me this lecture slide

Comment17 Александр, November 29, 2010 at 8:30 p.m.:

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Comment18 RENUKA DEVI, June 5, 2011 at 5:27 a.m.:

Lecture is interesting, please can u mail the slides.

Comment19 Pengfei Xu, October 23, 2011 at 6:34 a.m.:

it's very use full for me, would please sende to me attachment power point slides

best regards

Comment20 R.V.Rajesh, January 12, 2012 at 8:01 a.m.:

pls tell me the link for free download this video.

Comment21 Rashida.B, January 29, 2012 at 5:31 p.m.:

The lecture was very useful. can u plz send me some notes on content based image retrieval as i am doing a research on it

Comment22 Avinash, September 2, 2012 at 6:04 p.m.:

These all Lectures are very usefull for students as well as trainner Will you plz. send me the slides or else share on same site.

Comment23 Marjana, September 3, 2012 at 10:22 a.m.:

You can find the slides at:

Comment24 Aparna, November 26, 2012 at 6:49 a.m.:

the video is very helpful.but as many mentioned as the slides are not clear i am unable to as a request plz kindly send the ppt will be really helpful for me.thankyou

Comment25 ASHWANI SINGH, February 12, 2013 at 2:09 p.m.:

Hello Mam your Lecture is informative and helpful can you give your e-mail id for further queries.i am doing a project on content based image retrieval and need help....

Comment26 anamika, October 25, 2013 at 10:41 a.m.:

pls let me know is CBIR the recent topic ,if one wants to consider it as a Ph.d topic

Comment27 Ramin Abbaszadi, May 1, 2014 at 10:49 a.m.:

The lecture was very useful. Could you send me your slides because of slides were unclear.

Comment28 France.k, July 16, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.:

the lecture was very useful. please can u send me the link where can i download the this.

Comment29 Ben S., June 4, 2015 at 1:51 p.m.:

If you like to see examples how CBIR may be used in practice, feel free to have a look at

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