Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
We propose a new approach to retrieve images from an image database. We combine both color and spatial features of a picture to index and measure the similarity of images. We propose a new automatic indexing scheme of the image database according to our clustering method which could filter the image efficiently. As a technical contribution, a Seed-Filling like algorithm that could extract the shape and spatial relationship feature of the image is proposed. Also, the system is incorporated with a visual interface, which allows the user to specify objects as the spatial specification of pictures. With color identification and spatial similarity functions, the preliminary experience shows that the system is able to retrieve image information of a very high satisfaction.
Multimedia and Expo, 2000. ICME 2000. 2000 IEEE International Conference on (Volume:1 ), pp.129-132