A Semantic Medical Multimedia Retrieval Approach Using Ontology Information Hiding.

Computational and mathematical methods in medicine

PubMedID: 24082915

Guo K, Zhang S. A Semantic Medical Multimedia Retrieval Approach Using Ontology Information Hiding. Comput Math Methods Med. 2013;2013407917.
Searching useful information from unstructured medical multimedia data has been a difficult problem in information retrieval. This paper reports an effective semantic medical multimedia retrieval approach which can reflect the users' query intent. Firstly, semantic annotations will be given to the multimedia documents in the medical multimedia database. Secondly, the ontology that represented semantic information will be hidden in the head of the multimedia documents. The main innovations of this approach are cross-type retrieval support and semantic information preservation. Experimental results indicate a good precision and efficiency of our approach for medical multimedia retrieval in comparison with some traditional approaches.