A hierarchical algorithm for image retrieval by sketch

Yin Chan, S. Y. Kung

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a hierarchical algorithm for image retrieval by sketch, The application scenario is that the user inputs a rough sketch depicting the prominent edges or contours of objects and wishes to retrieve database images that have similar shapes. We can only expect to get a rough query sketch from the user, which is likely a distorted version of the intended database image, hence it is imperative that tolerance be provided towards sketch distortion. Compared with a previous method that has been adopted by various well-known content-based image indexing and retrieval systems such as the IBM QBIC project, this hierarchical algorithm offers 7 times computation speed-up while demonstrates more tolerance towards distortion in user sketches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1997 IEEE 1st Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997
EditorsYao Wang, Amy R. Reibman, B. H. Juang, Tsuhan Chen, Sun-Yuan Kung
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages564-569
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780337808, 9780780337800
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Event1st IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997 - Princeton, United States
Duration: Jun 23 1997Jun 25 1997

Publication series

Name1997 IEEE 1st Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997

Other

Other1st IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period6/23/976/25/97

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology

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    Chan, Y., & Kung, S. Y. (1997). A hierarchical algorithm for image retrieval by sketch. In Y. Wang, A. R. Reibman, B. H. Juang, T. Chen, & S-Y. Kung (Eds.), 1997 IEEE 1st Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997 (pp. 564-569). [602694] (1997 IEEE 1st Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, MMSP 1997). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MMSP.1997.602694