Image extraction from online text streams

TitleImage extraction from online text streams
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBouras, C, Poulopoulos, V, Adam, G
Conference NameThe 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Mining and Web (MAW10), Perth, Australia
Date Published20 - 23 April

In this paper we present an efficient system that
processes HTML pages in order to extract the useful images from them. The proposed mechanism is template independent and is focalized on HTML pages that include news articles from major portals and blogs. As useful images we define the pictures that
are relevant to the news report. In order to extract the image objects of the article we deconstruct the HTML page to its DOM model and we apply a set of algorithms in order to clean and correct the HTML code, locate and characterize each node of the
DOM model and finally keep the nodes that are characterized as useful nodes. The proposed mechanism is applied as a subsystem of peRSSonal, a web tool that is used to obtain news articles from
all over the world, process them and present them back to the end users in a personalized manner. The role of the mechanism is to feed peRSSonal?s database with digital images for browsing and searching purposes. We present the basic algorithms and experimental results on the efficiency of the proposed implementation.