A novel hierarchical approach to image retrieval using color and spatial information

Xiuqi Li, Shu Ching Chen, Mei Ling Shyu, Sheng Tun Li, Borko Furht

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Abstract

A novel hierarchical approach to image retrieval is proposed. First, a color label histogram is used to effectively filter out the images that are not similar to the query image in color. The proposed color label histogram built by categorizing the pixel colors is computationally much more efficient compared to other approaches. Next, the class parameters of those images passing the first filter are used to identify the images similar to the query image in spatial layout. These class parameters are obtained automatically from the proposed unsupervised segmentation algorithm. Moreover, the wavelet decomposition coefficients are used to generate the initial partition for the segmentation algorithm. It doubles the segmentation performance. At the last stage, all images passing two filters are ranked based on the total normalized distance in color and spatial layout. The experiments show the effectiveness and efficiency of our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2002 - 3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings
EditorsYung-Chang Chen, Long-Wen Chang, Chiou-Ting Hsu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages175-182
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)3540002626, 9783540002628
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2002 - Hsinchu, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Dec 16 2002Dec 18 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2532
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2002
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityHsinchu
Period12/16/0212/18/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Li, X., Chen, S. C., Shyu, M. L., Li, S. T., & Furht, B. (2002). A novel hierarchical approach to image retrieval using color and spatial information. In Y-C. Chen, L-W. Chang, & C-T. Hsu (Eds.), Advances in Multimedia Information Processing - PCM 2002 - 3rd IEEE Pacific Rim Conference on Multimedia, Proceedings (pp. 175-182). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 2532). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-36228-2_23