Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Details

Eklund, P. W., Ducrou, J. R. & Wilson, T. (2006). An intelligent user interface for browsing and search MPEG-7 images using concept lattices. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications. Tunisia: Universite El-Manar, Tunisie.

Abstract

This paper presents the evaluation of a design and architecture for browsing and searching MPEG-7 images. Our approach is novel in that it exploits concept lattices for the representation and navigation of image content. Several concept lattices provide the foundation for the system (called Image-Sleuth) each representing a different search context, one for image shape, another for color and luminance, and a third for semantic content. This division of information aids in the facilitation of image browsing based on a metadata ontology. The test collection used for our study is a sub-set of MPEG-7 images created from the popular The Sims 2 TM game. The evaluation of the Image-Sleuth program is based on usability testing among 29 subjects. The results of the study are used to build an improved second generation program – Image-Sleuth2 – but in themselves indicate that image navigation via a concept lattice is a highly successful interface paradigm. Our results provide general insights for interface design using concept lattices that will be of interest to any applied research and development using concept lattices.

RIS ID

15369

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78921-5_1