Color image retrieval using taken images
Now-a-days in many applications content based image retrieval from large resources has become an area of wide interest. In this paper we present a color-based image retrieval system that uses color and texture as visual features to describe the content of an image region. To speed up retrieval and similarity computation, the database images are segmented and the extracted regions are clustered according to their feature vectors. This process is performed offline before query processing, therefore to answer a query our system need not search the entire database images; instead just a number of candidate images are required to be searched for image similarity. Our proposed system has the advantage of increasing the retrieval accuracy and decreasing the retrieval time. The experimental evaluation of the system is based on a 1,000 real taken color image database. From the experimental results, it is evident that our system performs significantly better and faster compared with other existing systems. In our analysis, we provide a comparison between retrieval results based on relevancy for the given ten classes. The results demonstrate that each type of feature is effective for a particular type of images according to its semantic contents, and using a combination of them gives better retrieval results for almost all semantic classes.
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