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Content-Based Image Retrieval System for Real Images

14 pagesPublished: September 29, 2016


With the rapid progress of network technologies and multimedia data, information retrieval techniques gradually become content-based, and not text-based yet. In this paper, we propose a content-based image retrieval system to query similar images in a real image database. First, we employ segmentation and main object detection to separate the main object from an image. Then, we extract MPEG-7 features from the object and select relevant features using the SAHS algorithm. Next, two approaches “one-against- all” and “one-against-one” are proposed to build the classifiers based on SVM. To further reduce indexing complexity, K-means clustering is used to generate MPEG-7 signatures. Thus, we combine the classes predicted by the classifiers and the results based on the MPEG-7 signatures, and find out the similar images to a query image. Finally, the experimental results show that our method is feasible in image searching from the real image database and more effective than the other methods.

Keyphrases: CBIR, feature selection, Harmony Search Algorithm, MPEG-7 specification

In: Christoph Benzmüller, Geoff Sutcliffe and Raul Rojas (editors). GCAI 2016. 2nd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence, vol 41, pages 95--108

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Yin-Fu Huang and Bo-Rong Chen},
  title     = {Content-Based Image Retrieval System for Real Images},
  booktitle = {GCAI 2016. 2nd Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence},
  editor    = {Christoph Benzm\textbackslash{}"uller and Geoff Sutcliffe and Raul Rojas},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Computing},
  volume    = {41},
  pages     = {95--108},
  year      = {2016},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2398-7340},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/w4sr}}
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