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       gnuift — GNU Image Finding Tool - index and search images by content


       This manual page documents briefly the gnuift and gift-*       commands.

       This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does
       not have a manual page.

       The GIFT (the GNU Image-Finding Tool) is a Content Based Image Retrieval  System  (CBIRS).
       It  enables  you  to  do Query By Example on images, giving you the opportunity to improve
       query results by relevance feedback.  For  processing  your  queries  the  program  relies
       entirely  on  the  content of the images, freeing you from the need to annotate all images
       before querying the collection.

       The GIFT comes with a tool which lets you index whole directory trees containing images in
       one  go.  You  then  can  use  the  GIFT  server  and its client, to browse your own image

       The GIFT is an open framework for content-based image retrieval. We explicitly have  taken
       into  account  the  possibility  of  adding  new  ways  of  querying to the framework. Our
       communication protocol for client-server communication,  MRML,  is  XML  based  and  fully
       documented  ( This aims at promoting code reuse among researchers and
       application developers.

       The current version of the GIFT can be seen in action at

       The GIFT (ex Viper) is the result of a research effort at the  Vision  Group  at  the  CUI
       (computer  science center) of the University of Geneva (see This
       cutting-edge research has been the subject of several publications and  conference  talks.
       Details can be found at


       The  gnuift-doc  package  contains  reference  manuals,  configuration  hints  and further


       This manual page was written by Robert Jordens for  the  Debian  system
       (but may be used by others).  Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
       document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2. On Debian  systems,
       the full text of this license can be found in the file /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2.