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Image retrieval using the directional detail histogram
Author(s): Dimitrios Androutsos; Konstantinos N. Plataniotis; Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos
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Paper Abstract

We present a technique for indexing the directional detail and smoothness present in an image. By directional detail we imply strong directional activity in the horizontal, vertical and diagonal direction present in areas of detail and texture. By smoothness we refer to the smooth or low frequency areas of the image which do not contain prominent edge or texture activity. We map the directional information into 3-d vectors, which are then used to build N-d histograms. These histograms can then be used as database indices which can be queried using histogram techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3312, Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI, (23 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.298437
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Dimitrios Androutsos, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Konstantinos N. Plataniotis, Ryerson Polytechnic Univ. (Canada)
Anastasios N. Venetsanopoulos, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3312:
Storage and Retrieval for Image and Video Databases VI
Ishwar K. Sethi; Ramesh C. Jain, Editor(s)

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