My current research is focused on image retrieval and annotation. I'm exploring contextual relations for image annotation. Context can mean several things; I've been using auxiliary sources of information for context extraction that can be used on image regularization. We argue that the use of text in image regularization is the natural thing to do since in so many interesting applications (e.g. image retrieval) text segments co-exist with images. The effectiveness of this regularization can be shown in multiple datasets to produce more accurate image retrieval systems.