I-SEARCH: a Unified Framework for Multimodal Search and Retrieval

A. Axenopoulos
P. Daras
S. Malassiotis
V. Croce
M. Lazzaro
J. Etzold
P. Grimm
A. Massari
A. Camurri
T. Steiner
D. Tzovaras
Future Internet Assembly 2012: From Technological Promises to Reality (FIA Book 2012), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7281,


In this article, a unified framework for multimodal search and retrieval is introduced. The framework is an outcome of the research that took place within the I-SEARCH European Project. The proposed system covers all aspects of a search and retrieval process, namely low-level descriptor extraction, indexing, query formulation, retrieval and visualisation of the search results. All I-SEARCH components advance the state of the art in the corresponding scientific fields. The I-SEARCH multimodal search engine is dynamically adapted to end-user's devices, which can vary from a simple mobile phone to a high-performance PC. View