Structure features for content-based image retrieval

Gerd Brunner, Hans Burkhardt

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The geometric structure of an image exhibits fundamental information. Various structure-based feature extraction methods have been developed and successfully applied to image processing problems. In this paper we introduce a geometric structure-based feature generation method, called line-structure recognition (LSR) and apply it to content-based image retrieval. The algorithm is adapted from line segment coherences, which incorporate inter-relational structure knowledge encoded by hierarchical agglomerative clustering, resulting in illumination, scale and rotation robust features. We have conducted comprehensive tests and analyzed the results in detail. The results have been obtained from a subset of 6000 images taken from the Corel image database. Moreover, we compared the performance of LSR with Gabor wavelet features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)425-433
Number of pages9
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science
StatePublished - 2005
Event27th DAGM (German Association for Pattern Recognition) Symposium, DAGM 2005 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Aug 31 2005Sep 2 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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