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Fwd: Re: [help-GIFT] A layman experiments on GIFT

From: Wolfgang Müller
Subject: Fwd: Re: [help-GIFT] A layman experiments on GIFT
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 12:12:41 +0200

Oops. Missed the "reply all" button

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Subject: Re: [help-GIFT] A layman experiments on GIFT
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 10:25:39 +0200
From: Wolfgang Müller <address@hidden>
To: "I. Wronsky" <address@hidden>

Thought experiment parts snipped ;-)

> Does this mean the php gui? The java applet gui (which,
> when I last looked, was claimed to be most complete <grin>),
> however, didn't allow changing those.

It does.

> Some months ago I spent some time looking for open source
> cbir/computer_vision/pattern_recog/segmentation stuff from
> the net, but it seems that openness hasn't made a breakthrough
> on these areas. Instead of code, there's a lot of obsoleted binaries,
> plain hype or perhaps a web demo with a limited database. On
> the other hand, there's a lot of technical papers available
> about the subjects. When ones knowledge and intuition of the
> various proposals is quite limited, and the ideas do not seem
> to be adequately ranked, its hard to choose which of these
> methods would be worthwhile for e.g. gift implementation.
> While in theory I'd be interested to code something, betting
> on a "wrong" or a "worthless" horse (idea) would cost several
> days of work, at the minimum. As I understand it, the problem
> has not been solved, but I assume that after several decades
> of research there are better and worse methods. Which is which,
> though, is not clear to me. Each paper is trying to sell
> its own approach and gloss over the deficiencies.

The trouble is, that even *evaluating* results is difficult. This is why we
are interested in benchmarking image retrieval system. Without it, I agree,
it is difficult to decide what you want to code.



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