ImageCLEF is the cross-language image retrieval track which is run as part of the Cross Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF).
ImageCLEF has already seen participation from both academic and commercial research groups worldwide from communities including: Cross-Language Information Retrieval (CLIR), Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) and user interaction. More information on past and current ImageCLEF campaigns can be found here:
- ImageCLEF 2003
- ImageCLEF 2004
- ImageCLEF 2005
- ImageCLEF 2006
- ImageCLEF 2007
- ImageCLEF 2008
Organizers of ImageCLEF
ImageCLEF was originally proposed by Mark Sanderson and Paul Clough from the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield. However, today ImageCLEF is organised and run voluntarily by a much larger number of individuals and research groups.
Image retrieval from photographic collections
- Paul Clough, Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield, UK, email@example.com
- Michael Grubinger, School of Computer Science and Mathematics, Victoria University, Australia, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Allan Hanbury, Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Computer Aided Automation, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group, email@example.com
Image retrieval from medical collections
Medical image annotation
Object retrieval and annotation
Various articles describing ImageCLEF in more detail have been published. These are available here.
Many organisations and individuals have supported ImageCLEF, but in particular we thank:
- Dr. Carol Peters (co-ordinator of CLEF) for continual support and help in the organisation of ImageCLEF.
- Dr. Norman Reid (keeper of manuscripts at St Andrews University Library) for the use of the St Andrews historic photographic collection and for help and support with preparing topics for the ad hoc tasks in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
- The Semantic Mining project (NoE 507505).