Distributed Multimedia Information Retrieval

SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval, Toronto, Canada, August 1, 2003. Revised Selected and Invited Papers

  • Jamie Callan
  • Fabio Crestani
  • Mark Sanderson
Conference proceedings DIR 2003

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2924)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Resource Discovery

    1. Edward A. Fox, Marcos A. Gonçalves, Ming Luo, Yuxin Chen, Aaron Krowne, Baoping Zhang et al.
      Pages 1-20
    2. André Bergholz, Boris Chidlovskii
      Pages 21-30
  3. Resource Selection

    1. Rinat Khoussainov, Nicholas Kushmerick
      Pages 58-69
  4. Data Fusion

    1. S. Berretti, A. Del Bimbo, P. Pala
      Pages 70-83
    2. Shengli Wu, Fabio Crestani, Forbes Gibb
      Pages 84-100
    3. Steven M. Beitzel, Eric C. Jensen, Abdur Chowdhury, David Grossman, Nazli Goharian, Ophir Frieder
      Pages 101-111
  5. Architectures

    1. Aameek Singh, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Ling Liu, Todd Miller
      Pages 126-142
    2. Melanie Gnasa, Sascha Alda, Jasmin Grigull, Armin B. Cremers
      Pages 143-155
  6. Back Matter

About these proceedings


During recent years, huge efforts have been made to establish digital libraries, in a variety of media, offered from a variety of sources, and intended for a variety of professional and private user communities. As digital data collections proliferate, problems of resource selection and data fusion become major issues. Traditional search engines, even the best ones, are unable to provide access to the hidden web of information that is only available via digital library search interfaces.

Originating from the SIGIR 2003 Workshop on Distributed Information Retrieval, held in Toronto, Canada in August 2003, this book presents extended and revised workshop papers as well as several invited papers on the topic to round off coverage of the core issues. The papers are devoted to recent research on the design and implementation of methods and tools for resource discovery, resource description, resource selection, data fusion, and user interaction.


Distribution LA Multimedia algorithms architecture data fusion digital libraries distributed image retrieval distributed information retrieval distributed web searches information retrieval multimedia retrieval peer-to-peer systems resource discovery web information retrieval

Editors and affiliations

  • Jamie Callan
    • 1
  • Fabio Crestani
    • 2
  • Mark Sanderson
    • 3
  1. 1.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer and Information ScienceUniversity of StrathclydeScotland
  3. 3.Department of Information StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20875-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24610-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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