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Handling Sub-Image Queries in Content-Based Retrieval of High Resolution Art Images

Chan, Stephen, Martinez, Kirk, Lewis, Paul, Lahanier, C. and Stevenson, J., (2001) Handling Sub-Image Queries in Content-Based Retrieval of High Resolution Art Images Bearman, David and Garzotto, Franca (eds.) At International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting. , pp. 157-163.

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The paper describes work which is part of the Artiste project to develop a distributed database of Art Images from four major European art galleries. One aspect of the project involves the development of content-based retrieval and navigation facilities and a particular objective is to provide a facility for retrieving an image from the collection or navigating to related information in the database, given a query image which may be only a part of a particular image in the collection. The query sub-image may be a poor quality reproduction of part of the original and may be digitised under significantly different conditions. The paper outlines one of the recent approaches we have developed to facilitate such modes of retrieval and navigation. It is based on the use of colour coherence vectors extracted from image patches for the query and target images at a range of scales with multiple vector matching in order to find the best sub-image matches. Some results of the application of the technique are described and its success at sub-image location from a collection of images, including many at very high resolution, is demonstrated.

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Published date: September 2001
Venue - Dates: International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting, 2001-09-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 256044
ISBN: 1-885626-24-X
PURE UUID: 17b83961-ca09-45f4-b98c-bda90a7875a9
ORCID for Kirk Martinez: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 03 Oct 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:48

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Author: Stephen Chan
Author: Kirk Martinez ORCID iD
Author: Paul Lewis
Author: C. Lahanier
Author: J. Stevenson
Editor: David Bearman
Editor: Franca Garzotto

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