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Fast accessing method of color image
Author(s): Machiko Sato; Jung-Kook Hong
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a method of indexing the color distribution of an image, which makes it easier to search for and access regions by their colors. The index has a quadtree structure with color indexes for successively divided image quadrants in its nodes. Thus the colors in each image quadrant are represented by a color index defined to take account of human visual perception. To perform a search, we descend through the index from a root, checking whether the color index is satisfying a condition. The nodes satisfying that condition correspond to image quadrants that contain the color being queried. Experimental result shows that this method is useful for detecting regions according to their colors in the early stages of the search process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1771, Applications of Digital Image Processing XV, (12 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139098
Show Author Affiliations
Machiko Sato, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics (Japan)
Jung-Kook Hong, IBM Japan Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1771:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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