B. do Carmo Langiano and M.S. Sunye (Brazil)
Metadata, digital library, and image processing algorithms
Metadata is textual information attached to an image or
resource to aid the identification and retrieval of
resources. Experienced professionals, demanding effort,
dedication and time, generally create metadata. So, the
objective of this work is to propose a mechanism to
automate the creation of digital library image metadata
through content features extracted by algorithms,
accelerating and making easy the metadata creation.
These features will serve as more precise image content
indexes, complementing the traditional qualitative
descriptions, and will allow the retrieval of images in
digital libraries, based on similarities with a given image.
Thus, Service Providers will be able to provide searches
based on similarities, an important tool in systems that
deal with medical images.