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Content-Based Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries

Gary (Gang) Wan, Zao Liu


This paper discusses the applications and importance of content-based information retrieval technology in digital libraries. It generalizes the process and analyzes current examples in four areas of the technology. Content-based information retrieval has been shown to be an effective way to search for the type of multimedia documents that are increasingly stored in digital libraries. As a good complement to traditional textbased information retrieval technology, content-based information retrieval will be a significant trend for the development of digital libraries.

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