Summary: www.MMRetrieval.net: A Multimodal Search Engine
Konstantinos Zagoris Avi Arampatzis Savvas A. Chatzichristofis
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
We introduce an experimental search engine for multilin-
gual and multimedia information, employing a holistic web
interface and enabling the use of highly distributed indices.
Modalities are searched in parallel, and results can be fused
via several selectable methods. The engine also provides
multistage retrieval, as well as a single text index baseline for
comparison purposes. Initial impressions on its effectiveness
are positive, while its efficiency may easily be improved.
Categories and Subject Descriptors
H.4 [Information Systems Applications]: Miscellaneous
As digital information is increasingly becoming multimodal,
the days of single-language text-only retrieval are numbered.