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Semantic photo retrieval has been a crux to bridge “semantic gap” between the
simple visual features and the abundant semantics delivered by a photo. Therefore, effective
photo retrieval using semantics is one of the major challenges in photo retrieval. We propose a
semantic retrieval method of photos using photo annotation user interface. A photo album
management system that facilitates photo management and semantic retrieval, which fully
relies on the MPEG-7 standard as information base, and using a native XML database has
been designed and implemented.