|Windsurf (Wavelet-based INDexing of ImageS Using Region Fragmentation)|
The Windsurf Library
Copyright (c) 2009 DEIS - Alma Mater Studiorum, Università di Bologna, Italy
Description of the Library: Windsurf is a Java library having the goal of providing a general framework for the efficient processing of content-based image retrieval queries. In particular, the library primarily focuses on region-based retrieval and has the ability to encompass different querying models. Such flexibility is provided by a number of different facets, i.e., templates that can be appropriately instantiated in order to realize the particular retrieval model needed by the user.
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Access to future releases (if any) is automatically granted by this license and future releases shall be made available on the Windsurf website (http://www-db.disi.unibo.it/Windsurf).
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