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Material-Based Construction Site Image Retrieval

Brilakis, I and Soibelman, L and Shinagawa, Y (2005) Material-Based Construction Site Image Retrieval. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 19. pp. 341-355. ISSN 0887-3801

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Abstract

The technological advancements in digital imaging, the widespread popularity of digital cameras, and the increasing demand by owners and contractors for detailed and complete site photograph logs have triggered an ever-increasing growth in the rate of construction image data collection, with thousands of images being stored for each project. However, the sheer volume of images and the difficulties in accurately and manually indexing them have generated a pressing need for methods that can index and retrieve images with minimal or no user intervention. This paper reports recent developments from research efforts in the indexing and retrieval of construction site images in architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management image database systems. The limitations and benefits of the existing methodologies will be presented, as well as an explanation of the reasons for the development of a novel image retrieval approach that not only can recognize construction materials within the image content in order to index images, but also can be compatible with existing retrieval methods, enabling enhanced results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:29
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 14:27
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2005)19:4(341)