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Multimedia Information Retrieval



Extending beyond the borders of culture, art, and science, the search for digital information is one of the major challenges of our time. Digital libraries, bio-computing & medical science, the Internet, streaming video, databases, cultural heritage collections and peer-2-peer networks have created a worldwide need for new paradigms and techiques on how to browse, search, and summarize multimedia collections.
This course focusses on the area of searching and retrieving multimedia information from digital databases and collections. Examples of multimedia would be X-Ray and MRI scans, general photos, and video.

Type of course

Seminar, student discussions, project, presentations


Univ. Leiden students do a presentation and workshop/project for 6 ECTS. TU Delft students only do the presentation for 3 ECTS.

Attendance is mandatory.




Principles of Visual Information Retrieval, Michael S. Lew, Springer-Verlag, London, ISBN 1-852333-381-2, January 2001


Multimedia Information Retrieval