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Progressive template matching for content-based retrieval in earth-observing satellite image database
Author(s): Chung-Sheng Li; John Turek; Ephraim Feig
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present a progressive template matching algorithm that can be used when performing content-based retrieval on images or videos that are stored using DCT based block transforms such as those used in the JPEG compression standard. In the proposed method, the template matching is initially performed on a low-resolution version of the image consisting of the low frequency coefficients from the DCT-transformed image. The template is then matched against the neighborhood of the resulting hit(s) by incorporating additional DCT coefficients into the analysis. We have conducted preliminary experiments on a database consisting of large satellite images; our results show that the progressive template matching methodology yields significant computational speedup over the conventional approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2606, Digital Image Storage and Archiving Systems, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227238
Show Author Affiliations
Chung-Sheng Li, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
John Turek, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Ephraim Feig, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2606:
Digital Image Storage and Archiving Systems
C.-C. Jay Kuo, Editor(s)

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