Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (ICCSEE 2013)

Content based Image Retrieval with Color Invariants

Authors
Yahui Song, Xiao Chen, Shanshan Qu
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Yahui Song
Available Online March 2013.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsee.2013.706How to use a DOI?
Keywords
content based image retrieval, color invariant, Markov chain model
Abstract
Content based image retrieval (CBIR) is an essential task in many applications. Color based methods have received much attention in past years, since color could serve efficiently for image retrieval, especially in the case of large database. However, there are two main drawbacks for color based image retrieval methods. Firstly, color based methods are not suitable for similar scenes under different illumination conditions, because color is sensitive to illumination. Secondly, existing approaches usually employ image descriptors with large size, which makes the approach unsuitable for real-time application. To overcome drawbacks mentioned above, an adaptive image retrieval method has been proposed, which integrates the color invariant with the spatial information about images. Different from previous methods, the quantization of the color space has not been manually determined. Instead, it has been decided according to the content of image, using an adaptive clustering technique. Therefore, the size of image descriptor is very small. In the proposed method, feature maps for images have been firstly established, which consist of color invariants. And then the Markov chain model has been employed to capture color information and spatial features. Finally, similar images are retrieved based on two-stage weighted distance. Experimental results show that the proposed method has improved simplicity and compactness of color based image retrieval methods, without the loss of efficiency and robustness.
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Proceedings
Conference of the 2nd International Conference on Computer Science and Electronics Engineering (ICCSEE 2013)
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Advances in Intelligent Systems Research
Publication Date
March 2013
ISBN
978-90-78677-61-1
ISSN
1951-6851
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsee.2013.706How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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