Manual query modification and data fusion for medical image retrieval

Jeffery R. Jensen, William R. Hersh

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Abstract

Image retrieval has great potential for a variety of tasks in medicine but is currently underdeveloped. For the ImageCLEF 2005 medical task, we used a text retrieval system as the foundation of our experiments to assess retrieval of images from the test collection. We conducted experiments using automatic queries, manual queries, and manual queries augmented with results from visual queries. The best performance was obtained from manual modification of queries. The combination of manual and visual retrieval results resulted in lower performance based on mean average precision but higher precision within the top 30 results. Further research is needed not only to sort out the relative benefit of textual and visual methods in image retrieval but also to determine which performance measures are most relevant to the operational setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages673-679
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)354045697X, 9783540456971
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Sep 21 2005Sep 23 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4022 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherAccessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period9/21/059/23/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Jensen, J. R., & Hersh, W. R. (2006). Manual query modification and data fusion for medical image retrieval. In Accessing Multilingual Information Repositories - 6th Workshop of the Cross-Language Evalution Forum, CLEF 2005 (pp. 673-679). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4022 LNCS). Springer-Verlag.