www.MMRetrieval.net: a multimodal search engine
We introduce an experimental search engine for multilin- gual and multimedia information, employing a holistic web interface and enabling the use of highly distributed indices. Modalities are searched in parallel, and results can be fused via several selectable methods. The engine also provides multistage retrieval, as well as a single text index baseline for comparison purposes. Initial impressions on its effectiveness are positive, while its e ciency may easily be improved.