Chapter 1. Digital Imagery: Fundamentals

  1. Vittorio Castelli and
  2. Lawrence D. Bergman
  1. Vittorio Castelli and
  2. Lawrence D. Bergman

Published Online: 7 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224634.ch1

Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery

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

Editor Information

  1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Author Information

  1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471321163

Online ISBN: 9780471224631

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Keywords:

  • digital imagery;
  • applications;
  • technological factors;
  • indexing

Summary

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.