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Retrieval of color patterns based on perceptual dimensions of texture and human similiarity rules
Author(s): Aleksandra Mojsilovic; Jelena Kovacevic; Jianying Hu; Robert J. Safranek; S. Kicha Ganapathy
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Paper Abstract

While it is recognized that images are described through color, texture and shapes of objects in the scene, the general image understanding is still very difficult. Thus, to perform an image retrieval in a human-like manner one has to choose a specific domain, understand how users achieve similarity within that domain and then build a system that duplicates human performance. Since color and texture are fundamental aspects of human perception we propose a set of techniques for retrieval of color patterns. To determine how humans judge similarity of color patterns we performed a subjective study. Based on the result of the study five most relevant visual categories for the perception of pattern similarity were identified. We also determined the hierarchy of rules governing the use of these categories. Based on these results we designed a system which accepts one or more texture images as input, and depending on the query, produces a set of choices that follow human behavior in pattern matching. Processing steps in our model follow those of the human visual system, resulting in perceptually based features and distance measures. As expected, search results closely correlate wit human choices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3644, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348464
Show Author Affiliations
Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Jelena Kovacevic, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Jianying Hu, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert J. Safranek, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
S. Kicha Ganapathy, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3644:
Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV
Bernice E. Rogowitz; Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Editor(s)

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