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 retrieval techniques demanded by users to meet their information needs. This unit provides students with the most updated knowledge in order to address this issue in the context of big data, from the basics of textual information retrieval, to many advanced techniques in the field, such as large scale retrieval and social media.

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Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week.


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


D. Feng, W. C. Siu, and H. J. Zhang/Multimedia Information Retrieval and Management-Technological Fundamentals and Applications/2003//

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

COMP9007 or COMP5211. Basic Programming skills and data structure knowledge.

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.