A Novel Approach of an effective image retrieval scheme using color, texture and shape features

International Journal of Computer  & Organization Trends (IJCOT)          
© 2013 by IJCOT Journal
Volume-3 Issue-2                          
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors :  P.RaviTheja, Dr. S.Balaji


P.RaviTheja, Dr. S.Balaji :   "A Novel Approach of an effective image retrieval scheme using color, texture and shape features"International Journal of Computer & organization Trends (IJCOT), V3(2):9-13 Mar - Apr 2013, ISSN:2249-2593, www.ijcotjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.


In this paper, we present a new and effective color image retrieval scheme for combining all the three i.e. color, texture and shape information, which achieved higher retrieval efficiency. Firstly, the image is predetermined by using fast color quantization algorithm with cluster s merging, and then a small number of dominant colors and their percentages can be obtained. Secondly, the spatial texture features are extracted using a steerable filter decomposition, which offers an efficient and flexible approximation of early processi ng in the human visual system. Thirdly, the pseudo - Zernike moments of an image are used for shape descriptor, which have better features representation capabilities and are more robust to noise than other moment representations. Finally, the combination of the color, texture and shape features provide a robust feature set for image retrieval. Experimental results show that the proposed color image retrieval is more accurate and efficient in retrieving the user - interested images.


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Image retrieval, Dynamic dominant color, Steerable filter, Pseudo - Zernike moments.