Challenge of Image Retrieval (CIR)
5 February 1998
The large number of application domains, increased computational power and the possibility to have massive databases have directed many researchers to the area of image retrieval. The remarkable research effort on this particular area has produced a lot of image retrieval algorithms. However, there have not been freely distributed and portable platforms where to easily embed these algorithms. We have made effort to facilitate the work of these researchers by offering a framework system for image retrieval. Earlier, we have introduced a portable, extendible and freely available framework system which can be used with local databases. In this paper we introduce a client-server extension to that PICSearch system. We give an overview to the architectural solution of the client-server system and we present some key ideas of our data communication protocol to minimize the communication rate.