Updates to the QBIC system

Wayne Niblack, Xiaoming Zhu, James Lee Hafner, Tom Breuel, Dulce Ponceloéon, Dragutin Petkovic, Myron Flickner, Eli Upfal, Sigfrefo I. Nin, Sanghoon Sull, Byron Dom, Boon Lock Yeo, Savitha Srinivasan, Dan Zivkovic, Mike Penner

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QBIC* is a set of technologies and associated software that allows a user to search, browse, and retrieve image, graphic, and video data from large on-line collections. This paper discusses current research directions of the QBIC project such as indexing for high-dimensional multimedia data, retrieval of grey level images, and storyboard generation suitable for video. It describes aspects of QBIC software including scripting tools, application interfaces, and available GUIs, and gives examples of applications and demonstration systems using it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-161
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventStorage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Jan 281998 Jan 30


  • Content-based image retrieval
  • Multimedia indexing
  • Search and retrieval
  • Video story-board
  • Video summary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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