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Content Based Image Retrieval by Multi Features using Image Blocks

Content Based Image Retrieval by Multi Features using Image Blocks

Content based image retrieval (CBIR) is an effective method of retrieving images from large image resources. CBIR is a technique in which images are indexed by extracting their low level features like, color, texture, shape, and spatial location, etc. Effective and efficient feature extraction mechanisms are required to improve existing CBIR performance. This paper presents a novel approach of CBIR system in which higher retrieval efficiency is achieved by combining the information of image features color, shape and texture. The color feature is extracted using color histogram for image blocks, for shape feature Canny edge detection algorithm is used and the HSB extraction in blocks is used for texture feature extraction. The feature set of the query image are compared with the feature set of each image in the database. The experiments show that the fusion of multiple features retrieval gives better retrieval results than another approach used by Rao et al. This paper presents comparative study of performance of the two different approaches of CBIR system in which the image features color, shape and texture are used.
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Retrieval of Images Using DCT and DCT Wavelet Over Image Blocks

Retrieval of Images Using DCT and DCT Wavelet Over Image Blocks

Abstract— This paper introduces a new CBIR system based on two different approaches in order to achieve the retrieval efficiency and accuracy. Color and texture information is extracted and used in this work to form the feature vector. To do the texture feature extraction this system uses DCT and DCT Wavelet transform to generate the feature vectors of the query and database images. Color information extraction process includes separation of image into R, G and B planes. Further each plane is divided into 4 blocks and for each block row mean vectors are calculated. DCT and DCT wavelet is applied over row mean vector of each block separately and 4 sets of DCT and DCT wavelet coefficients are obtained respectively. Out of these few coefficients are selected from each block and arranged in consecutive order to form the feature vector of the image. Variable size feature vectors are formed by changing the no of coefficients selected from each row vector. Total 18 different sets are obtained by changing the no of coefficients selected from each block. These two different feature databases obtained using DCT and DCT wavelet are then tested using 100 query images from 10 different categories. Euclidean distance is used as similarity measure to compare the image features. Euclidean distance calculated is sorted into ascending order and cluster of first 100 images is selected to count the images which are relevant to the query image. Results are further refined using second level thresholding which uses three criteria which can be applied to first level results. Results obtained are showing the better performance by DCT wavelet as compare to DCT transform.
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An Automated System To Classify Alloy Steel Surface Using  Contourlet Transform

An Automated System To Classify Alloy Steel Surface Using Contourlet Transform

A novel technique for detecting defects in fabric image based on the features extracted using a new multi resolution analysis tool called digital curvelet transform is proposed in [8]. The extracted features are direction features of curvelet coefficients and texture features based on GLCM of curvelet coefficients. K-nearest neighbor is used as a classifier for detecting the surface. A new method to detect the defect of texture images by using curvelet transform is presented in [9]. The curvelet transform can easily detect defects in texture, like one-dimensional discontinuities or in two dimensional signal or function of image. The extracted features are energy and standard deviation of division sub-bands.
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Bag of Features Based Remote Sensing Image Classification Using RANSAC And SVM

Bag of Features Based Remote Sensing Image Classification Using RANSAC And SVM

BOF approaches have been applied successfully for nude detection [1] using Hue-SIFT descriptor. This approach has as its main advantage in the fact that it does not depend on any skin or shape models to identify nudity. This method works only for smaller data set. This has to be enhanced by adding structural and scale information to the basic BOF representation, experimenting with more sophisticated classifiers. Bag-of -Words is combined with texton-based classifier for differentiating anaplastic and non-anaplastic medulloblastoma on digitized histopathology[2], the experimental results are superior. Bag-of-features representations have recently become popular for content- based image classification owing to their simplicity and good performance. The basic idea is to treat images as loose collections of independent patches, sampling a representative set of patches from the image, evaluating a visual descriptor vector for each patch independently, and using the resulting distribution of samples in descriptor space as a characterization of the image[3]. Characterizing the influence of different clustering strategies and the interactions between sampling methods and classification are not considered. The time complexity is also very important for classification. After obtaining the features using SIFT, PCA is used decrease the projection time. In case of real time classification[4] using the above technique, 26 images per second can be classified.
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Global Descriptor Attributes Based Content Based Image Retrieval of Query Images

Global Descriptor Attributes Based Content Based Image Retrieval of Query Images

The need to find a desired image from a collection is shared by many professional groups, including journalists, design engineers and art historians. While the requirements of image users can vary considerably, it can be useful to characterize image queries into three levels of abstraction: primitive features such as color or texture, logical features such as the identity of objects shown and abstract attributes such as the significance of the scenes depicted. While CBIR systems currently operate effectively only at the lowest of these levels, most users demand higher levels of retrieval. Due to the use of global descriptor values to extract images the process of retrieval method is much faster than the conventional approach of retrieval of images.
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Image Information Retrieval: An Overview of Current Research

Image Information Retrieval: An Overview of Current Research

Unfortunately, manual assignment of textual attributes is both time consuming and costly. Manual indexing suffers from low term agreement across indexers (Markey 1984), and between indexers and user queries (Enser & McGregor, 1993; Seloff, 1990). Automatic assignment of textual attributes has been conducted using captions from still images, and transcripts, close captioning, or verbal description for the blind, that ac- company many videos (Turner, 1994). While these ap- proaches greatly reduce the labor involved in manual assign- ment of keywords, it must be remembered that many images are without accompanying text. Furthermore, users' image needs may occur at a primitive level that taps directly into the visual attributes of an image. These attributes may best be represented by image exemplars and retrieved by systems performing pattern matches based on color, texture, shape, and other visual features.
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A Refined Hybrid Image Retrieval System using Text and Color

A Refined Hybrid Image Retrieval System using Text and Color

As discussed above, we can conclude that both TBIR and CBIR have their own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages. Low level visual features of an image represents the more detailed perceptual aspects while text addresses the high level semantics underlying the more general conceptual aspects of an image. Efforts have been made by the researchers to combine these two approaches to provide us with satisfactory results [18]. In 1999 an important research work is done focusing on Content based retrieval inspired from text retrieval [19]. Abbas et.al. [20] suggests that combination of both text and content could better the performance of search systems benefitting both the approaches. It is based upon the idea if ability to examine the image content does not exist, then search depends upon metadata like captions/keywords.it says that TBIR is as fast as CBIR. An effort has been made to combine content and semantics in Medical domain also [21]. The paper proposes a scheme to combine CBIR and semantics using grid computing The MedImGrid used in the proposed CSBIR extracts semantic context information and use it as clue to improve efficiency. The shape, color and texture features of every medical image for thorax CR based CSBIR is extracted and Euclidean distance metric is used for the similarity matching of visual content of the image. A recent study says content and context is required to bridge the gap rather than content vs. context [11]. This paper gives four reasons to support this and present approaches that appropriately combine content with context to bridge the semantic gap. They suggested a new direction based upon philosophy, cognitive science and modern search engines that can be easier to bridge the semantic gap. C. Hartvedt [17] discusses how combining existing techniques may help improve the understanding of user intentions in IR. Underlying hypothesis is that such an approach will make it easier for an IR system to understand the user‟s intention behind a search. But yet
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Content based image retrieval based on eye physiological structure and relevance feedback

Content based image retrieval based on eye physiological structure and relevance feedback

Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) includes a set of methods for processing visual features of a query image to find similar images at an images database. As extracting features and determining similarity measure, are two main stages in retrieval systems. In this paper we have tried to give weight to image pixels and suggest an effective feature vector by use of eye physiological structure and annotation issue. Then modify feature components weight and optimize similarity measure by use of information of relative and irrelative images in each feedback. So by means of annotation issue in physiological structure of eye, pixels in center of image are more important and have more effective role in extracted features and also system accuracy will be increased for determining similar images, by means of optimizing similarity measure in each stage.
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AN IMAGE-BASED TECHNIQUE FOR 3D BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION USING MULTI-VIEW UAV IMAGES

AN IMAGE-BASED TECHNIQUE FOR 3D BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION USING MULTI-VIEW UAV IMAGES

A knowledge based modelling can be established to reconstruct the building façade using both geometric and semantic features. For this, the fusion of terrestrial laser point clouds and close range images helps to improve the completeness, speed and adaptability of modelling (Pu, 2010). A semiautomatic modelling was proposed by (Cheng, et. al., 2011) based on a new dynamic selection strategy and K-means clustering to identify the 3D boundaries of buildings. In this method, the region-growing algorithm based on the RANSAC plane-fitting technique is employed for 3D building model reconstruction with high-correctness, high-completeness, and good geometric accuracy (Cheng, et. al., 2011). Based on the concept of LOD defined by CityGML standard, the LOD1 and LOD2 of buildings can be reconstructed using different Minimum Bounding Rectangle (MBR) and 2D projection based methods, respectively. Then, the results of the reconstruction can be used to enhance the high resolution digital surface models, efficiently (Arefi, et. al., 2012). A fully automatic reconstructions of complex buildings can be achieved using both point cloud and close range images and based on a set of geometric primitives, like planes or cylinders. This method include three steps such as camera orientation, image segmentation, and image-based modelling (Reisner Kollmann, 2013). A model driven approach based on geometric primitives can deliver the 3D models of building roofs by solving an optimization problem. For this, the
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Multimedia Content Based Image Retrieval Iii: Local Tetra  Pattern

Multimedia Content Based Image Retrieval Iii: Local Tetra Pattern

Content Based Image Retrieval methods face several challenges while presentation of results and precision levels due to various specific applications. To improve the performance and address these problems a novel algorithm Local Tetra Pattern (LTrP) is proposed which is coded in four direction instead of two direction used in Local Binary Pattern (LBP), Local Derivative Pattern (LDP) andLocal Ternary Pattern(LTP).To retrieve the images the surrounding neighbor pixel value is calculated by gray level difference, which gives the relation between various multisorting algorithms using LBP, LDP, LTP and LTrP for sorting the images. This method mainly uses low level features such as color, texture and shape layout for image retrieval.
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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTENT BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL FOR MEDICAL IMAGES

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CONTENT BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL FOR MEDICAL IMAGES

Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) technology benefits not only large image collections management, but also helps clinical care, biomedical research, and education. Digital images are found in X-Rays, MRI, CT which are used for diagnosing and planning treatment schedules. Thus, visual information management is challenging as the data quantity available is huge. Currently, available medical databases utilization is limited image retrieval issues. Archived digital medical images retrieval is always challenging and this is being researched more as images are of great importance in patient diagnosis, therapy, medical reference, and medical training. In this paper, an image matching scheme using Discrete Sine Transform for relevant feature extraction is presented. The efficiency of different algorithm for classifying the features to retrieve medical images is investigated.
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A Meta-Heuristic Optimization Approach for Content Based Image Retrieval using Relevance Feedback Method

A Meta-Heuristic Optimization Approach for Content Based Image Retrieval using Relevance Feedback Method

In our experiments, we used the Corel database covering a wide range of semantic categories from natural scenes to artificial objects. The dataset is partitioned into 10 categories, including Butterfly, buildings, hills, flowers, earth, sky, trees, boats, birds, statue, horses, and elephants, etc., and each category is represented by 250 images, for a total of 2500 images. All the experiments were implemented in Matlab, running on a personal computer with Intel Dual Core 3GHZ processor and 4 GB RAM. To analyze the effectiveness of our proposed approach precision, recall, F- Measure, true positive and false positive are used to measure the related experimental evaluations.
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Query By Image Content using Discrete Cosine Transform

Query By Image Content using Discrete Cosine Transform

Abstract— The need for Query By Image Content (QBIC) peaked up due to the increase in the size of image database. The proposed method chooses appropriate feature extraction methods to extract the features, shape and color to enhance the retrieval efficiency and accuracy. It employs SRM (Statistical Region Merging) algorithm for segmentation and uses DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) on the segmented image to obtain the shape feature vector. Color feature is obtained by considering the RGB components in the image. The processed feature vectors are collected in the feature database which is then compared with the query image’s feature vector. When the difference matches a specific threshold, the most similar images are retrieved automatically.
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A Novel Algorithm for Region-Based Image Retrieval Framework

A Novel Algorithm for Region-Based Image Retrieval Framework

Complexity of radiology images: Image retrieval in CBIR is a difficult task. Radiology images have rich, varied and subtle features that need to be interpreted accurately, so that the medical practitioners can suggest best treatment. Color features are not much useful in medical domain as most of the radiology images are gray images. Shape features are also applicable in some cases. This problem is reduced by using texture image features in the proposed approach.

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Content-based image retrieval using spatial layout information in brain tumor T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MR images.

Content-based image retrieval using spatial layout information in brain tumor T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MR images.

the feasibility of the proposed CBIR system, rectangular ROIs (Figure 2) are used in the current study instead of tumors contours for feature extraction; this method demands a more subtle extraction approach to integrate the spatial information into the BoVW-based image feature. Several other approaches have addressed this problem for object recognition tasks [25–28]. The spatial pyramid method [25], for example, is a representative of these methods. The spatial pyramid method symmetrically partitions the image into uniform cells at a series of resolution levels (i.e., 161, 262, and 464) and then combines all of the BoVW histograms in each cell to incorporate global and local information. With the help of spatial layout information to improve the discriminative power, the spatial pyramid method outperforms the basic BoVW model and has thus been employed in several studies [29,30]. However, compared with the symmet- rical partitioning in the spatial pyramid method, the partition can be learned to make the feature more discriminative [28] when the contents of the images from a specific category are distributed with intrinsic regularity. Brain tumor T1-weghted CE-MR Images show that the layouts of the tumor, edema, and surrounding normal tissue have strong correlations [6]. For instance, menin- giomas and pituitary tumors are homogeneous lesions [Figures 2(A) and 2(B)]; these two tumor types are usually not associated with edema. Meningiomas are usually adjacent to the skull, gray matter, and cerebrospinal fluid. Pituitary tumors are adjacent to the sphenoidal sinus, internal carotid arteries, and optic chiasma. Figure 1. Four examples of brain tumors in T1-weighted CE-MR Images. The tumors are indicated by the yellow arrows in each image. (A) and (B) Gliomas in different subjects having dissimilar appearances. (C) A meningioma and (D) a pituitary tumor from different subjects showing a similar appearance.
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Logo Matching for Document Image Retrieval Using SIFT Descriptors

Logo Matching for Document Image Retrieval Using SIFT Descriptors

In current trends the logos are playing a vital role in industrial and all commercial applications. Fundamentally the logo is defined as it’s a graphic entity which contains colors textures, shapes and text etc., which is organized in some special visible format. But unfortunately it is very difficult thing to save their brand logos from duplicates. In practical world there are several systems available for logo reorganization and detection with different kinds of requirements. Two dimensional global descriptors are used for logo matching and reorganization. The concept of Shape descriptors based on Shape context and the global descriptors are based on the logo contours. There is an algorithm which is implemented for logo detection is based on partial spatial context and spatial spectral saliency (SSS). The SSS is able to keep away from the confusion effect of background and also speed up the process of logo detection. All such methods are useful only when the logo is visible completely without noise and not subjected to change. We contribute, through this paper, to the design of a novel variation framework able to match and recognize multiple instances of multiple reference logos in image archives. Reference logos and test images are seen as constellations of local features (interest points, regions, etc.) and matched by minimizing an energy function mixing: 1) a fidelity term that measures the quality of feature matching, 2) a neighborhood criterion that captures feature co-occurrence geometry, and 3) a regularization term that controls the smoothness of the matching solution. We also introduce a detection/recognition procedure and study its theoretical consistency.
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An Innovative Skin Detection Approach Using Color Based Image Retrieval Technique

An Innovative Skin Detection Approach Using Color Based Image Retrieval Technique

In this article, an approach based on color based image retrieval (CBIR) technique has been presented to resolve these motivations. In this approach, firstly a set of features is defined by CBIR technique and histogram analysis, and then by tiling the image and using a train level, a good threshold for classifying the pixels would be achieved. The given approach in this article has the ability of detecting all kinds of skin because of using the train level. Also because of considering the relation of every pixel with its neighbors, it’s not sensitive to noise, illumination and changing the orientation of face or body. The results confirm this claim. It is mentionable that the given method in this article has a general aspect and in other cases in which the aim is two class classification, it also can be used like defect detection.
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Remote Sensing Image Retrieval with Combined Features Of Salient Region

Remote Sensing Image Retrieval with Combined Features Of Salient Region

To improve image retrieval results using low-level features and bridge the distance between low-level features and high-level semantics, methods that concentrate on salient objects rather than whole image may be functional from the perspective of Human Visual System (HVS) because semantics are related to specific objects. In the field of computer vision, salient region detection and salient object extraction are popular topics among researchers ( Mayer H, 1999 ). Inspired by such studies, segment methods have been studied and applied into CBIR in order to extract salient objects from remote sensing images and then low-level features extracted from these salient objects are used for retrieval. To some extent, features from salient regions can describe image content much better than those from entire image. Unfortunately, segmentation itself still remains an open question in computer field, and salient objects can hardly be extracted from remote sensing images directly. To solve these problems and improve retrieval results of remote sensing images, visual attention model has been introduced in this paper.
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Web Image Retrieval Search Engine based on Semantically Shared Annotation

Web Image Retrieval Search Engine based on Semantically Shared Annotation

The second approach takes a different stand and treats images and texts as equivalent data. It attempts to discover the correlation between visual features and textual words on an unsupervised basis, by estimating the joint distribution of features and words and posing annotation as statistical inference in a graphical model. For example image retrieval system based on decision trees and rule induction was presented in [7] to annotate web image using combination of image feature and metadata, while in [8], a system that automatically integrate the keyword and visual features for web image retrieval by using association rule mining technology. These approaches usually learn the keywords correlations according to the appearance of keywords in the web page, and the correlation may not reflect the real correlation for annotating Web images or semantic meaning of keywords such as synonym [9]. Ontology-based image retrieval is an effective approach to bridge the semantic gap because it is more focused on capturing semantic content which has the potential to satisfy user requirements better [10,11]. While semantically rich ontology addresses the need for complete descriptions of image retrieval and improves the precision of retrieval. However, the lack of text information which affects the performance of keyword approach is still a problem in text ontology approach. Ontology works better with the combination of image features [12].this paper presents a new framework for web image retrieval search engine which relay not only on ontology to discover the semantic relationship between different keywords inside the web page but also propose a new voting annotation technique extract the shared semantically related keywords from different web pages to eliminate and solve the problem of subjectivity of image annotation of traditional approaches and enhance the performance of the retrieval results by taking the semantic of the correlated data into consideration.
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Efficient Use of Semantic Annotation in Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

Efficient Use of Semantic Annotation in Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)

VI. T HE T ERM S PACE F OR T HE MPEG-7 S EMANTIC DS Based on the identified constraints of a directed labeled graph with unique node labels and edges, that can be inverted, an efficient retrieval strategy can be designed as follows: The idea of fast retrieval of graph based structures is not new, as the contribution of Simmons in 1996 [Simmons1966] shows. Common retrieval techniques for graphs are the usage of metrics like the maximum common sub-graph metric, or the graph edit distance. A straight forward implementation using this distance measures results in search time O(n), whereas n defines the number of graphs in the database. Please note that the distance or similarity calculation between two graphs is NP-hard in respect to the number of nodes and edges of the graphs to compare [Valiente2002]. Another approach is the filtering of the database with a fast (less than linear search time) algorithm and the ranking of the results with a slower metric which is described in chapter 12 in [Baeza-Yates1999]. This method has been successfully used for graphs e.g. in [Fonseca2004] for clipart retrieval by using graph eigenvalues as filters like in [Shokoufandeh1999]. A more promising approach for MPEG-7 semantic DS, if the usage of an existing text search engine is constraint, is the usage of a path index [Shasha2002]. A path index allows the fast retrieval of graphs based on paths (sequences of nodes connected by edges, whereas the number of edges defines the length of the path) of different lengths extracted from the graphs. The extracted paths can be interpreted as index terms for a graph.
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