Novel multiresolution metrics for content-based image retrieval

Zheng Yun Zhuang, Ming Ouhyoung

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This paper proposes three new ideas and one revision about image metrics and their applications. Of most importance is the multiresolution `shape metric', which measures distances according to images' content shape information. Accompanied with it is a feature/non-feature image characterization philosophy. The second effort is the modification of an existing `color metric', whose distance computation is dominated by color distribution of images. The third idea is on analyzing image querying behavior of the general public, so as to propose and design a versatile `power metric', which holds the properties of both the `shape metric' and the `color metric', for dealing with various kinds of hand-drawn queries. Finally, after applying the `shape metric' to video shot boundary detection, a multiresolution scene change detection algorithm is proposed. For now, we have implemented these metrics on a personal computer for two applications, one is for image database management with content-based indexing and the other is for video shot boundary detection. Experiments show that the speed and the accuracy of both image retrieval and scene change detection are quite well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE Comp Soc
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 5th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications - Seoul, South Korea
Duration: Oct 13 1997Oct 16 1997


ConferenceProceedings of the 1997 5th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications
CitySeoul, South Korea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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