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Kliger, Jill, Swanberg, Deborah and Jain, Ramesh (1993): Concept Clustering in a Query Interface to an Image Database. In: Hudson, Scott E., Pausch, Randy, Zanden, Brad Vander and Foley, James D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology 1993, Atlanta, Georgia, United States. pp. 11-21.

The VIMSYS project provides environmental scientists with the ability to perform content-based querying over a database of satellite images. This paper describes the end-user query interface which facilitates identification of multiple object types, reduces emphasis on numerical data, and simplifies the use of numerous sets of parameters. To address these issues in a way that can be applied to similar databases, the end-user query interface utilizes abstract query structures called clusters, in addition to frames and links. We describe the requirements of the system, review commonly available query methods, discuss how the VIMSYS interface meets the needs of the audience, present user reaction to the prototype, and summarize other relevant details of VIMSYS.

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There is an old English folk saying that goes, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." I have a different approach: Do something about the heat. The folk saying would have us accept the poor designs of the world. Why? After all, if people were responsible for the "heat" in the first place, then people should be able to do something about it. Is the kitchen too hot? Redesign it.

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