Complex Color Model for Efficient Representation of Color-Shape in Content-based Image Retrieval

내용 기반 이미지 검색에서 효율적인 색상-모양 표현을 위한 복소 색상 모델

  • Choi, Min-Seok (Dept. of Management Information Systems, Sahmyook University)
  • 최민석 (삼육대학교 경영정보학과)
  • Received : 2017.02.14
  • Accepted : 2017.04.20
  • Published : 2017.04.28


With the development of various devices and communication technologies, the production and distribution of various multimedia contents are increasing exponentially. In order to retrieve multimedia data such as images and videos, an approach different from conventional text-based retrieval is needed. Color and shape are key features used in content-based image retrieval, which quantifies and analyzes various physical features of images and compares them to search for similar images. Color and shape have been used as independent features, but the two features are closely related in terms of cognition. In this paper, a method of describing the spatial distribution of color using a complex color model that projects three-dimensional color information onto two-dimensional complex form is proposed. Experimental results show that the proposed method can efficiently represent the shape of spatial distribution of colors by frequency transforming the complex image and reconstructing it with only a few coefficients in the low frequency.


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