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Bridging the Semantic Gap in Image and Video Analysis

  • Halina Kwaśnicka
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
  • Presents cutting-edge research on various ways to bridge the semantic gap in image and video analysis

  • Explores the correspondence between the low-level information extracted from an image and the meaning that the image holds for the user

  • Shows how to transform the representation computed from raw image data to the high-level representation of semantics performed by the image


Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 145)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Halina Kwaśnicka, Lakhmi C. Jain
    Pages 1-6
  3. D. Avola, L. Cinque, G. L. Foresti, N. Martinel, D. Pannone, C. Piciarelli
    Pages 7-29
  4. Maciej Stefańczyk, Włodzimierz Kasprzak
    Pages 73-96
  5. Urszula Markowska-Kaczmar, Halina Kwaśnicka
    Pages 123-159
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 161-163

About this book


This book presents cutting-edge research on various ways to bridge the semantic gap in image and video analysis. The respective chapters address different stages of image processing, revealing that the first step is a future extraction, the second is a segmentation process, the third is object recognition, and the fourth and last involve the semantic interpretation of the image.

The semantic gap is a challenging area of research, and describes the difference between low-level features extracted from the image and the high-level semantic meanings that people can derive from the image. The result greatly depends on lower level vision techniques, such as feature selection, segmentation, object recognition, and so on. The use of deep models has freed humans from manually selecting and extracting the set of features. Deep learning does this automatically, developing more abstract features at the successive levels.

The book offers a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners, students and professors in Computer Engineering, Computer Science and related fields whose work involves images, video analysis, image interpretation and so on.


Semantic Representation Image Retrieval Automatic Annotation Ontologies Cross Language Latent Semantic Indexing Intelligent Techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Halina Kwaśnicka
    • 1
  • Lakhmi C. Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computational IntelligenceWrocław University of Science and TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and MathematicsUniversity of CanberraCanberraAustralia

About the editors

Professor Dr Halina Kwaśnicka is a Head of Department of Computational Intelligence at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland and the Director of Graduate Schools. She was the Deputy Director for Scientific Researches of Institute of Informatics and the head of Division of Artificial Intelligence (in the Institute of Informatics).

Over time, her research interest has evolved from nature-inspired methods, data mining, and knowledge-based systems to methods of generation of hierarchies of groups of objects, in the further goal to use them in clustering text documents and images. Such a hierarchy of images projected on ontology could allow inferring semantic content.\

Professor Kwaśnicka was and is involved in the realization of scientific national and international projects, and published as an author or co-author more than 200 journal and conference papers and books.

Dr. Lakhmi C. Jain, PhD, ME, BE(Hons), Fellow (Engineers Australia) is with the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics at the University of Canberra, Australia and Bournemouth University, UK.

Professor Jain founded the KES International for providing a professional community the opportunities for publications, knowledge exchange, cooperation and teaming. Involving around 5,000 researchers drawn from universities and companies world-wide, KES facilitates international cooperation and generate synergy in teaching and research. KES regularly provides networking opportunities for professional community through one of the largest conferences of its kind in the area of KES.

His interests focus on the artificial intelligence paradigms and their applications in complex systems, security, e-education, e-healthcare, unmanned air vehicles and intelligent agents.​

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