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MRML: A Communication Protocol for Content-Based Image Retrieval

Presented at Lyon (France), Nov 2-4
Publication date2000

In this paper we introduce and describe the Multimedia Retrieval Markup Language (MRML). This XML-based markup language is the basis for an open communication protocol for content-based image retrieval systems (CBIRSs). MRML was initially designed as a means of separating CBIR engines from their user interfaces. It is, however, also extensible as the basis for standardised performance evaluation procedures. Such a tool is essential for the formulation and implementation of common benchmarks for CBIR. A common protocol can also bring new dynamics to the CBIR field -- it makes the development of new systems faster and more efficient, and opens the door of the CBIR research field to other disciplines such as Human-Computer Interaction. The MRML specifications, as well as the first MRML-compliant applications, are freely available and are introduced in this paper.

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MULLER, Wolfgang et al. MRML: A Communication Protocol for Content-Based Image Retrieval. In: International Conference on Visual Information Systems (Visual 2000). Lyon (France). [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2000.
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