PV229 Multimedia Similarity Searching in Practice

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
RNDr. Michal Batko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. David Novák, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Matyáš, M.Sc., Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: prof. Ing. Pavel Zezula, CSc.
Thu 12:00–13:50 A104
PA128 Similarity Searching || NOW ( PA128 Similarity Searching )
Basic programming skills in Java language (course PB162 is recommended)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
On successful completion of the course student will be able: to understand cutting-edge technologies for multimedia search; to design multimedia search engines; to implement a search engine prototype including data preparation, performance tuning and visualization of results via user interface.
  • Introduction, demonstration of the MUFIN system, setup of the development environment
  • Data collections and similarity functions
  • Extraction of multimedia data descriptors
  • Executing search algorithms on data collections, a command line interface
  • Using search engine operations – insertions, deletions, queries
  • Preparing command batches – bulk data insertion, automatic searching, statistics
  • Data storage
  • Pivot selection techniques
  • Using advanced index algorithms – listing available implementations, getting/setting index parameters
  • User and application interfaces
Teaching methods
Lectures with slides. Practical examples implemented by students on their workstations. The course is given in English. Questions during lectures are allowed also in Czech.
Assessment methods
Deliver all homework assigned during semester. Build a similarity search engine on given data including a user interface.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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