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A content-based image retrieval system for hat database

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posted on 2021-05-23, 18:12 authored by Danhua Li
Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is a technique for indexing and retrieving images based on the low-level features, middle-level features, and high-level features. Low-level feature is extracted from contents of the images such as color, texture and shape; middle-level feature is a region obtained as a result of image segmentation; high-level feature is semantic information about the meaning of image, its objects and their roles, and categories to which the image belongs. In this project, three low-level features texture-based retrieval, color-based retrieval and shape-based retrieval are implemented and compared on hat database. Texture features are obtained from parameters of a two-component Gaussian mixture model (GMM) in the wavelet domain. Color features are extracted from a two-component GMM on HLS color space. Shape features are extracted from the contour by using centroid-contour distance Fourier descriptor. A comprehensive experimental evaluation of the retrieval performance of different feature sets is performed. The experimental results indicate that the shape features based on the centroid-contour distance Fourier descriptor perform much better than the color and texture features for the hat database used in this project





Master of Engineering


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type