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Multiresolution hierarchical content-based image retrieval of paleontology images
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Paper Abstract

This article presents a visual browsing content-based indexing and retrieval (CBIR) system for large image databases applied to a paleontology database. The studied system offers a hierarchical organization of feature vectors into signature vectors leading to a research tree so that users can explore the database visually. To build the tree, our technique consists in transforming the images using multiresolution analysis in order to extract features at multiple scales. Then a hierarchical signature vector for each scale is built using extracted features. An automatic classification of the obtained signatures is performed using the k-means algorithm. The images are grouped into clusters and for each cluster a model image is computed. This model image is inserted into a research tree proposed to users to browse the database visually. The process is reiterated and each cluster is split into sub-clusters with one model image per cluster, giving the nodes of the tree. The multiresolution approach combined with the organized signature vectors offers a coarse-to-fine research during the retrieval process (i.e. during the progression in the research tree).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5266, Wavelet Applications in Industrial Processing, (27 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.515873
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Jerome Landre, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Frederic Truchetet, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5266:
Wavelet Applications in Industrial Processing
Frederic Truchetet, Editor(s)

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