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Issue No. 03 - July-Sept. (2013 vol. 20)
ISSN: 1070-986X
pp: 10-12
Chong-Wah Ngo , City University of Hong Kong
Changsheng Xu , Chinese Academy of Sciences
Wessel Kraaij , TNO and Radboud University Nijmegen
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik , University of Ottawa
As the bandwidth accessible to average users has increased, audio-visual material has become the fastest growing data type on the Internet. The impressive growth of the social Web, where users can exchange user-generated content, contributes to the overwhelming number of multimedia files available. Near-duplicates are based on the same original content but have been edited and postprocessed, resulting in different files. Another type of near duplicate includes footage of the same event or scene. Detecting near duplicates poses a challenge for multimedia content analysis, especially when speed, scale, and copied fragment length are pushed to operational levels. This special issue presents some of the most recent advances in the research on Web-scale near-duplicate search and explores the potential for bringing this research a substantial step further. It contains high-quality contributions addressing various aspects of the Web-scale near-duplicate search problem in a number of relevant domains.
Special issues and sections, Multimedia communication, Search methods, Streaming media, Information retrieval, Indexing, Mobile communication, Internet, Content analysis, Web search, multimedia content analysis, multimedia, multimedia applications, multimedia search, Web-scale near-duplicate search

W. Kraaij, A. El Saddik, C. Xu and C. Ngo, "Web-Scale Near-Duplicate Search: Techniques and Applications," in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 20, no. , pp. 10-12, 2013.
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