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Title: Color and spatial feature for content-based image retrieval
Authors: Kankanhalli, M.S. 
Mehtre, B.M.
Yiung Huang, H.
Keywords: Color
Similarity retrieval
Spatial feature
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Kankanhalli, M.S., Mehtre, B.M., Yiung Huang, H. (1999). Color and spatial feature for content-based image retrieval. Pattern Recognition Letters 20 (1) : 109-118. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Most of the currently available image database systems provide a text-based retrieval function called keyword retrieval, where users specify 'keywords' such as titles, attributes, and categories of themes. But many times it is not easy for users to specify suitable keywords for a particular retrieval. Besides, building a large image database with complete description of contents is a very difficult task. In this paper, we present a content-based retrieval method which obviates the need to describe certain contents of an image to be archived and retrieved. The proposed method computes image features automatically from a given image and they can be used to archive and/or retrieve images. These features are based on color and its spatial distribution information in an image. We have also developed a similarity measure to compare the color and spatial feature similarity of two images. This technique has been developed and tested for content-based similarity retrieval of images on two databases consisting of: (i) 100 test images and (ii) 800 actual trademarks images. The experimental results show a high efficiency of retrieval.
Source Title: Pattern Recognition Letters
ISSN: 01678655
DOI: 10.1016/S0167-8655(98)00100-7
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