This book covers the principles and recent research results in intelligent image database systems design. Special emphasis is placed on spatial reasoning and the techniques for image indexing and retrieval, mainly based on the Theory of Symbolic Projection. In addition, applications of the theory and techniques to intelligent image database systems design are also discussed.
Introduction, S.K. Chang et al; iconic indexing by 2D strings, S.K. Chang et al; a normalized index for image databases, G. Petraglia et al; representation of 3D symbolic and binary pictures using 3D strings, S.K. Chang and Y. Li; spatial knowledge representation for iconic image database, S.-Y. Lee and F.-J. Hsu; ordering information and symbolic projection, C. Schleider; determining the views of a moving object using symbolic projections, E. Jungert; a logical framework for spatio temporal indexing of image sequences, A. Del Bimbo and E. Vicario; a generalized approach for image indexing and retrieval based on 2D strings, E.G.M. Petrakis and S.C. Orphanoudakis; using 2D string decision trees for symbolic picture retrieval, D.J. Beuhrer et al; efficient image retrieval algorithms for large spatial databases, J.C.R. Tseng et al; a prototype multimedia database system incorporating iconic indexing, T. Arndt and R. Kuppanna; a two- and three-dimensional ship databse application, J. Hildebrandt and K. Tang.