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Colour cluster analysis for pigment identification
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents image processing algorithms designed to analyse the colour CIE Lab histogram of high resolution images of paintings. Three algorithms are illustrated which attempt to identify colour clusters, cluster shapes due to shading and finally to identify pigments. Using the image collection and pigment list of the National Gallery London large numbers of images within a restricted period have been classified with a variety of algorithms. The image descriptors produced were also used with suitable comparison metrics to obtain content-based retrieval of the images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6810, Computer Image Analysis in the Study of Art, 681008 (29 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.767210
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Kirk Martinez, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Simon Goodall, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6810:
Computer Image Analysis in the Study of Art
David G. Stork; Jim Coddington, Editor(s)

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