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Image retrieval based on color features: an evaluation study
Author(s): HongJiang Zhang; Yihong Gong; Chien Yong Low; Stephen W. Smoliar
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an experimental evaluation of different image content representations, all of which are based on the use of color histograms to support indexing and searching schemes. We investigate the use of different color resolutions, restriction to dominant colors, and matching based on both global and local histograms. We also examine how suitable numerical index keys may be designed to support retrieval, and we assess the use of Self-Organizing Maps to guide structuring a database of images. All of our results are based on experimental studies, and our conclusions should lead to useful guidelines for developing image indexing and retrieval systems based on visual content.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2606, Digital Image Storage and Archiving Systems, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227244
Show Author Affiliations
HongJiang Zhang, National Univ. of Singapore (China)
Yihong Gong, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Chien Yong Low, National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Stephen W. Smoliar, National Univ. of Singapore (United States)


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

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