Content Based Image Retrieval Using Color and Shape Features
Reshma Chaudhari1, A. M. Patil2
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Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) uses the visual contents of an image such as color, shape, texture, and spatial layout to represent and index the image. Active research in CBIR is geared towards the development of methodologies for analyzing, interpreting cataloging and indexing image databases. In addition to their development, efforts are also being made to evaluate the performance of image retrieval systems. The quality of response is heavily dependent on the choice of the method used to generate feature vectors and similarity measure for comparison of features. In this paper we proposed an algorithm which incorporates the advantages of various other algorithms to improve the accuracy and performance of retrieval. The accuracy of color histogram based matching can be increased by using Color Coherence Vector (CCV) for successive refinement. The speed of shape based retrieval can be enhanced by considering approximate shape rather than the exact shape. In addition to this a combination of color and shape based retrieval is also included to improve the accuracy of the result.