Chapter 1. Digital Imagery: Fundamentals
- Vittorio Castelli and
- Lawrence D. Bergman
Published Online: 7 APR 2002
Copyright © 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery
How to Cite
Castelli, V. and Bergman, L. D. (2001) Digital Imagery: Fundamentals, in Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery (eds V. Castelli and L. D. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224634.ch1
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
- Published Online: 7 APR 2002
- Published Print: 7 DEC 2001
Print ISBN: 9780471321163
Online ISBN: 9780471224631
- digital imagery;
- technological factors;
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the topics covered in this book. It first describes several applications of digital imagery, some of which are covered in Chapters 2 to 5. The main technological factors that support the management and exchange of digital imagery, namely, acquisition, storage (Chapter 6), database management (Chapter 7), compression (Chapter 8), and transmission (Chapter 9) are then discussed. Finally, a section is devoted to content-based retrieval, a large class of techniques specifically designed for retrieving images and video. Chapters 10 to 17 cover these topics in detail.