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Query by Fax for Content-Based Image Retrieval

Fauzi, Mohammad F. A. and Lewis, Paul H., (2002) Query by Fax for Content-Based Image Retrieval Lew, Micheal S., Sebe, Nicu and Eakins, John P. (eds.) At International Conference on the Challenge of Image and Video Retrieval (Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 2383), United Kingdom. 18 - 19 Jul 2002. , pp. 91-99.

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The problem of query by fax (QBF) and by other low quality images for art image retrieval is introduced. A reliable solution to the problem, the slow QBF algorithm, is presented but it is too slow for fast interactive retrieval situations. It is used as a yardstick for assessing the quality of a much faster technique, the fast QBF algorithm, based on the pyramid-structured wavelet transform (PWT). Both algorithms use the fact that the fax images are almost binary in nature. In the fast QBF method, the query (fax) image is used to identify what would be an appropriate threshold for the database image. This threshold value is then used to select an appropriate set of precomputed wavelet signatures to be used for matching the query and database image. Results of the algorithms are compared. The speed and accuracy of the new technique make it a valuable tool for the query by fax application.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Event Dates: 18-19 July
Venue - Dates: International Conference on the Challenge of Image and Video Retrieval (Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 2383), United Kingdom, 2002-07-18 - 2002-07-19
Keywords: Query by fax image, Query by low quality image, Content-based image retrieval, Wavelet transform
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


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PURE UUID: 759d5196-2c3b-4c82-998c-46ab6b63e062

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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: Micheal S. Lew
Editor: Nicu Sebe
Editor: John P. Eakins

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