Image retrieval based on color coherence

B. Y. Kim, H. J. Kim, S. J. Jang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The color histogram is a simple method for representing and comparing images, but this approach has a drawback that it does not capture spatial image attributes. Previously, color coherence vectors based on color homogeneous regions have been introduced for image retrieval since they include some spatial information. The color histogram constructed by connected components whose size is larger than a certain number of pixels. This definition takes only the spatial size into consideration. In this paper, we present new definitions of color coherence that can include spatial information, say, distance between regions. As a result, we have three types of color coherence measures. Pixels are grouped according to (1) region size only, (2) distance only and (3) both size and distance. We apply them to actual visual image retrieval applications. For the simulation, we proposed a fast segmentation and merging method. The experimental result showed that the distance information is more effective than the size information for the image retrieval.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages178-181
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780357396, 9780780357396
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Event1999 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 1999 - Cheju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1999 Sep 151999 Sep 17

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450

Other

Other1999 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 1999
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityCheju Island
Period99/9/1599/9/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Image retrieval based on color coherence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kim, B. Y., Kim, H. J., & Jang, S. J. (1999). Image retrieval based on color coherence. In IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON (pp. 178-181). (IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TENCON.1999.818379