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Large-scale Content-based Image Retrieval System (CBIR) for Interactive Search through the Virtual Solar Observatory (VSO) Montana State University/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Science Mission Directorate

We started our work on this grant at the end of 2011, and made the first public release of the system’s prototype about a year later. The first release enabled image search using entire disk images. Since 2013 we kept working on enabling a far more challenging (but also more desired) region-based Content-based Image Retrieval (CBIR) system for SDO data. Currently, we are happy to report that the first version of our region-based CBIR system has been released (new URL: http://cbsir.cs.montana.edu/ sdoregion-demo/php/rrt-sdoRegion-demo.php). The region-based CBIR will enable the solar physicists to look for visually similar solar phenomena (marked as region(s) on the Sun). Now, the main (and non-trivial challenge) is to transfer Ph.D. work of our graduate assistant on multi-dimensional data index to the actual backbone of our CBIR system, that will enable such search in the real-time through the repository as massive as Solar Dynamic Observatory. Despite significant reduction in the number of graduate assistants employed by this grant (last year we had three, and now we have one), we have been making study progress on the development of data sets benchmarks and high dimensional indexing technique for our database. The first is necessary to accurately assess the results returned by our region-based CBIR system; the second is of crucial importance for our solutions to scale-up to the image data repository of the size as big as the SDO mission.

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NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15

Our $1.5M NSF grant (Title of Award: CIF21 DIBBs: Systematic Data-Driven Analysis and Tools for Spatiotemporal Solar Astronomy Data) had press release at GSU. You can read about it at: http://news. gsu.edu/2014/09/03/researchers-get-1-5-milliondevelop-solar-astronomy-data-larger-scale/

Petrus C. Martens, Science PI, Montana State University

Dr. Aaron Roberts, NASA Technical Monitor, Goddard Space Flight Center

EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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