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Welcome to the Wiki of Within this Wiki you will find a lot of documentation on Lire as well as Caliph and Emir.

Please note that I had to remove editing capabilities as this wiki was spammed and I had to remove the spam manually. If you have any suggestions or if you want to add text please contact me.


The LIRE (Lucene Image REtrieval) library a simple way to create a Lucene index of image features for content based image retrieval (CBIR). The used features are taken from the MPEG-7 Standard: ScalableColor, ColorLayout and EdgeHistogram. Furthermore methods for searching the index are provided.

How to get started with LIRE? Check out the examples on the wiki (see bullet list below) and try LireDemo. You can also take a look at the source of LireDemo or check it out from SVN using a SVN client:

  svn checkout lire-read-only

Lire builds and docs:

Further Information:

Caliph & Emir

Caliph & Emir are MPEG-7 based Java prototypes for digital photo and image annotation and retrieval supporting graph like annotation for semantic metadata and content based image retrieval using MPEG-7 descriptors.


Things that won't fit in the above categories. Things like Java development hints, helpful code, etc.


Due to the fact that Austrian citizens need to take care of an Impressum for web pages, you can find the Impressum of here: Impressum

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