An Efficient Content-Based Retrieval System for Large Image Database

An Efficient Content-Based Retrieval System for Large Image Database

Ching-Sheng Wang (Aletheia University, Taiwan) and Timothy K. Shih (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-156-8.ch011
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Abstract

Content-based image retrieval has become more desirable for developing large image databases. This chapter presents an efficient method of retrieving images from an image database. This system combines color, shape and spatial features to index and measure the similarity of images. Several color spaces that are widely used in computer graphics are discussed and compared for color clustering. In addition, this chapter proposes a new automatic indexing scheme of image databases according to our clustering method and color sensation, which could be used to retrieve images efficiently. As a technical contribution, a Seed-Filling like algorithm that could extract the shape and spatial relationship feature of an image is proposed. Due to the difficulty of determining how far objects are separated, this system uses qualitative spatial relations to analyze object similarity. Also, the system is incorporated with a visual interface and a set of tools, which allows the users to express the query by specifying or sketching the images conveniently. The feedback learning mechanism enhances the precision of retrieval. The experience shows that the system is able to retrieve image information efficiently by the proposed approaches.

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Acknowledgments
Sagarmay Deb
Chapter 1
Sagarmay Deb
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Multimedia Systems and Content-Based Retrieval
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A Duplicate Chinese Document Image Retrieval System Based on Line Segment Feature in Character Image Block
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Technology of Music Score Watermarking
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Sanjay K. Singh, Mayank Vatsa, Richa Singh, K.K. Shukla, Lokesh R. Boregowda
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Face Recognition Technology: A Biometric Solution to Security Problems
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In this chapter, we make an in-depth analysis of the visual properties of the HSV (Hue, Saturation, Intensity Value) color space and describe a... Sample PDF
Histogram Generation from the HSV Color Space Using Saturation Projection
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Waleed E. Farag, Hussein Abdel-Wahab
The increasing use of multimedia streams nowadays necessitates the development of efficient and effective methodologies and systems for manipulating... Sample PDF
Video Content-Based Retrieval Techniques
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Y.J. Zhang, Y.Y. Gao, Y. Luo
To overcome the drawback of using only low-level features for the description of image content and to fill the gap between the perceptual property... Sample PDF
Object-Based Techniques for Image Retrieval
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Ying Luo, Jeng-Neng Hwang, Tzong-Der Wu
In this chapter, we present a novel scheme for object-based video analysis and interpretation based on automatic video object extraction, video... Sample PDF
Object-Based Video Analysis and Interpretation
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We discuss here emergence phenomenon where we study the hidden meanings of an image. We present this concept in image database access and retrieval... Sample PDF
Algorithm for the Retrieval of Image with Emergence Index in Multimedia
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Chapter 11
Ching-Sheng Wang, Timothy K. Shih
Content-based image retrieval has become more desirable for developing large image databases. This chapter presents an efficient method of... Sample PDF
An Efficient Content-Based Retrieval System for Large Image Database
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Chapter 12
Ying-Hong Wang
The increasing availability of image and multimedia-oriented applications markedly impacts image/multimedia file and database systems. Image data... Sample PDF
A Spatial Relationship Method Supports Image Indexing and Similarity Retrieval
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A Stochastic and Content-Based Image Retrieval Mechanism
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Mind the Gap: Content-Based Image Retrieval and the User Interface
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