gnuift — GNU Image Finding Tool - index and search images by content
This manual page documents briefly the gnuift and gift-*
This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the
original program does not have a manual page.
The GIFT (the GNU Image-Finding Tool) is a Content Based Image
Retrieval System (CBIRS). It enables you to do Query By Example on
images, giving you the opportunity to improve query results by
relevance feedback. For processing your queries the program relies
entirely on the content of the images, freeing you from the need to
annotate all images before querying the collection.
The GIFT comes with a tool which lets you index whole directory trees
containing images in one go. You then can use the GIFT server and its
client, to browse your own image collections.
The GIFT is an open framework for content-based image retrieval. We
explicitly have taken into account the possibility of adding new ways
of querying to the framework. Our communication protocol for client-
server communication, MRML, is XML based and fully documented
(http://www.mrml.net). This aims at promoting code reuse among
researchers and application developers.
The current version of the GIFT can be seen in action at
The GIFT (ex Viper) is the result of a research effort at the Vision
Group at the CUI (computer science center) of the University of Geneva
(see http://vision.unige.ch/). This cutting-edge research has been the
subject of several publications and conference talks. Details can be
found at http://viper.unige.ch/.
The gnuift-doc package contains reference manuals, configuration hints
and further information.
This manual page was written by Robert Jordens firstname.lastname@example.org for
the Debian system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted
to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the
GNU General Public License, Version 2. On Debian systems, the full text
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