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CIS Masters Student


Dr. D Robert Adams,

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In this project, we look at some different off­-the­-shelf solutions for creating an image search engine that, given an unknown cover for a comic book, would return relevant information about a matching comic book in the database. The project first examines some alternative tools available to developers to do image search and comparison, and then looks at Oracle's solution for image comparison, Still Image. A prototype search is built to test Oracle's capabilities and is evaluated on speed and quality of results. In the end, Oracle is determined to be a useful tool for storing and comparing images, but is still not capable of searching for an image in a reasonable amount of time.