Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers an overview of visual information access, image representation, feature extraction, image recognition and understanding, and content-based image retrieval techniques. Design issues on content-based image retrieval systems for image database management will be addressed, which contain image feature extraction, indexing, similarity measure, lower-bounding lemma and performance evaluation. Practice on design of image recognition systems (IRS) or content-based image retrieval (CBIR) systems will be offered in Labs. Knowledge on HTML, PHP, and MySQL will be needed to implement these systems.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJustin Wang

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE2ICE


Incompatible subjects CSE31MS, CSE32MS, CSE41FMS, CSE42FMS, CSE3MS, CSE4FMS, CSE3IMS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsContent-based image and video retrievalRecommendedMarques, O and Furht, B 20021ST ED, SPRINGER
ReadingsImage recognition and classification: algorithms, systems and applicationsRecommendedJavidi, B 20021ST EN, CRC PRESS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJustin Wang

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 3-hour examination60
second assignment (group-based) with oral presentationHurdle requirement: In order to pass the unit, students must obtain an overall pass grade, pass the examination and pass the overall non-examination components.20
the first assignment with approximate 750 words report20