Multimedia content filtering, browsing, and matching using MPEG-7 compact color descriptors

Santhana Krishnamachari, Akio Yamada, Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb, Eiji Kasutani

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This paper presents two compact color feature descriptors that have been accepted to the working draft of MPEG-7, the ongoing activity to standardize multimedia content descriptions. The need for content description arises from the increase in the number of broadcast channels and the availability of a large number of video content over the Internet. Without such descriptions, the average consumer would be left helpless with enormous amount of data and no viable tool to efficiently access the content. MPEG-7 is standardizing descriptions for audio-visual features such as color, shape, and texture, and as well as the higher level semantic features. Here we present two color descriptors that are very compact in size, namely, the compact color histogram descriptor and the compact color layout descriptor. These two descriptors capture complementary characteristics of the color content of images. The compact sizes of these descriptors result in minimal storage and transmission requirements of the image representation. We demonstrate the efficacy of these descriptors for video content filtering, image matching, sketch-based matching and browsing applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Information Systems - 4th International Conference, VISUAL 2000, Proceedings
EditorsRobert Laurini
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540411771
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2000 - Lyon, France
Duration: Nov 2 2000Nov 4 2000

Publication series

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


Other4th International Conference on Visual Information Systems, VISUAL 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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