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Craquelure Analysis for Content-Based Retrieval

Abas, F. S. and Martinez, K., (2002) Craquelure Analysis for Content-Based Retrieval Skodras, A.N. and Constantinides, A.G. (eds.) At 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Greece. 01 - 03 Jul 2002. , pp. 111-114.

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In this paper, we describe a method for the extraction of distinguishable features from crack patterns, particularly those in paintings. First, we filter the selected crack image using 8 differently oriented Gabor filters. Then we thin the image to 1 pixel wide using a morphological thinning algorithm. Next we implement a crack following algorithm and generate statistical structure of global and local features from a chain code based representation. We describe an orientation-based feature extraction method to represent a crack network from sets of local orientation features. The resultant features are used as a guide towards classifying crack network patterns into several predefined classes, i.e circular, rectangular, spider-web, unidirectional and random. A simple classification experiment is presented to describe the significance of those extracted features towards classifying craquelure patterns.

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Published date: July 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: July 1-3, 2002 Organisation: IEEE
Venue - Dates: 14th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Greece, 2002-07-01 - 2002-07-03
Keywords: image processing, art and science, feature detection
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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ORCID for K. Martinez: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:39

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Author: F. S. Abas
Author: K. Martinez ORCID iD
Editor: A.N. Skodras
Editor: A.G. Constantinides

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