If you are interested in a high-level summary of my research interests and ambitions why not watch a video Search Engines of the Future: The Pharos project. (iTunes U, 6:15 min, 2009)? There is also a magazine article about the research of my group: A picture is worth a thousand words. (Enterprise Information cover feature, Inside Knowledge, 11(8), 2008)
Below I have selected some representative publications of my research activities, which are firmly rooted in the area of automated processing of multimedia with a view of facilitating multimedia search and browsing in digital libraries and beyond. The relevant research contributes to — and is informed by — machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence.
J Magalhães and S Rüger: An information-theoretic framework for semantic-multimedia retrieval Transactions on Information Systems, 28(4), 19:1–32, 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1852102.1852105
S Overell and S Rüger: Using co-occurrence models for placename disambiguation. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 22(3), pp 265–287, 2008. DOI: 10.1080/13658810701626236
A Llorente, R Manmatha and S Rüger: Image retrieval using Markov random fields and global image features. ACM Int'l Conf on Image and Video Retrieval (ACM CIVR, Xi'an, China), Jul 2010. DOI: 10.1145/1816041.1816078
D Heesch and S Rüger: Image browsing: semantic analysis of NNk networks. Int'l Conf on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR, Singapore), Springer LNCS 3568, pp 609–618, Jul 2005. DOI: 10.1007/11526346_64