MRML: a communication protocol for content-based image retrieval

Wolfgang Muller, Henning Muller, Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun, David Mcg Squire, Zoran Pecenovic, Christoph Giess, Daniel De Vries

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    In this paper we introduce and describe the Multimedia Retrieval Markup Language (MRML). This XML-based markup language is the basis for an open communication protocol for content-based image retrieval systems (CBIRSs). MRML was initially designed as a means of separating CBIR engines from their user interfaces. It is, however, also extensible as the basis for standardised performance evaluation procedures. Such a tool is essential for the formulation and implementation of common benchmarks for CBIR. A common protocol can also bring new dynamics to the CBIR field — it makes the development of new systems faster and more efficient, and opens the door of the CBIR research field to other disciplines such as Human-Computer Interaction. The MRML specifications, as well as the first MRML-compliant applications, are freely available and are introduced in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Information Systems
    Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, VISUAL 2000 Lyon, France, November 2-4, 2000 Proceedings
    EditorsRobert Laurini
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)3540411771
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventAdvances in Visual Information Systems 2000 - Lyon, France
    Duration: 2 Nov 20004 Nov 2000
    Conference number: 4th

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743


    ConferenceAdvances in Visual Information Systems 2000
    Abbreviated titleVISUAL 2000

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