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Texture-based Image Retrieval Using Multiscale Sub-image Matching

Fauzi, Mohammad F. A. and Lewis, Paul H., (2003) Texture-based Image Retrieval Using Multiscale Sub-image Matching Vasudev, Bhaskaran, Hsing, T. Russel, Tescher, Andrew G. and Ebrahimi, Touradj (eds.) At IS&T/SPIE's 15th Annual Symposium Electronic Imaging: Image and Video Communications and Processing 2003 (SPIE vol. 5022). 20 - 24 Jan 2003. , pp. 407-416.

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The paper presents research on a robust technique for texture-based image retrieval in multimedia museum collections. The aim is to be able to use a query image patch containing a single texture to retrieve images containing some area with similar texture to that in the query. A retrieval technique without the need for segmentation is presented. The algorithm uses a multiscale sub-image matching method together with an appropriate texture feature extractor. The multiscale sub-image matching is achieved by first decomposing each database image into a set of 64x64 pixel patches covering the entire image. The resolution of the database image is then rescaled to create sub-images corresponding to a larger scale. The process continues until the final resolution of the image is equal to some pre-determined value. Finally, a collection of sub-images corresponding to different image regions and scales is obtained. The final image feature vector consists of a collection of feature vectors corresponding to each sub-image. Several wavelet-based feature extractors are tested with the multiscale technique. From the experiments, it is found that the multiscale sub-image matching method is an efficient way to achieve effective texture retrieval without any need for segmentation.

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Published date: 2003
Additional Information: Event Dates: 20-24 January
Venue - Dates: IS&T/SPIE's 15th Annual Symposium Electronic Imaging: Image and Video Communications and Processing 2003 (SPIE vol. 5022), 2003-01-20 - 2003-01-24
Keywords: Texture feature extraction, Multiscale sub-image matching, Content-based retrieval, Wavelet transform
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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Date deposited: 24 Jul 2003
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:34

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Author: Mohammad F. A. Fauzi
Author: Paul H. Lewis
Editor: Bhaskaran Vasudev
Editor: T. Russel Hsing
Editor: Andrew G. Tescher
Editor: Touradj Ebrahimi

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