Multimedia Retrieval (COMP5425)


The explosive growth of multimedia data, including text, audio, images and video, has generated an extremely challenging job in effective and efficient storing, managing, retrieving and delivering this data across IT infrastructure. This unit provides students with the most updated knowledge in order to address these issues, from multimedia database to multimedia content delivery. The unit content principally covers multimedia data compression; low-level feature extraction; high-level semantic description; storage structures and management; similarity measurement, indexing, and retrieval; security for content distribution. Various applications will be discussed, including multimedia Internet search and video streaming.

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One 2-hour lecture and 1 1hour prac per week.


Through semester assessment (40%), Final Exam (60%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: COMP5211. Basic Programming skills and data structure knowledge.

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