Patterns of Semantic Relations to Improve Image Content Search
9 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2018 Publication Status: Accepted
This paper reports on a study to explore how semantic relations can be used to expand a query for objects in an image. The study is part of a project with the overall objective to provide semantic annotation and search facilities for a virtual collection of art resources. In this study we used semantic relations from WordNet for 15 image content queries. The results show that, next to the hyponym/hypernym relation, the meronym/holonym (part-of) relation is particularly useful in query expansion. We identified a number of relation patterns that improve recall without jeopardising precision.
Keywords: Semantic Annotation, WordNet, Query Expansion, Image Retrieval
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