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CTDCIRS: Content based Image Retrieval System based on Dominant Color and Texture Features

by M.Babu Rao, B.Prabhakara Rao, A.Govardhan
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 18 - Number 6
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: M.Babu Rao, B.Prabhakara Rao, A.Govardhan

M.Babu Rao, B.Prabhakara Rao, A.Govardhan . CTDCIRS: Content based Image Retrieval System based on Dominant Color and Texture Features. International Journal of Computer Applications. 18, 6 ( March 2011), 40-46. DOI=10.5120/2285-2961

@article{ 10.5120/2285-2961,
author = { M.Babu Rao, B.Prabhakara Rao, A.Govardhan },
title = { CTDCIRS: Content based Image Retrieval System based on Dominant Color and Texture Features },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { March 2011 },
volume = { 18 },
number = { 6 },
month = { March },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 40-46 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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There is a great need of developing efficient content based image retrieval systems because of the availability of large image databases. A new image retrieval system CTDCIRS (color-texture and dominant color based image retrieval system) to retrieve the images using three features called dynamic dominant color (DDC), Motif co-occurrence matrix (MCM) and difference between pixels of scan pattern (DBPSP) is proposed. Initially the image is divided into eight coarse partitions using the fast color quantization algorithm and the eight dominant colors are obtained from eight partitions. Next the texture of the image is represented by the MCM and DBPSP. MCM is derived using a motif transformed image. MCM is similar to color co-occurrence matrix (CCM). MCM is the conventional pattern co-occurrence matrix that calculates the probability of the occurrence of same pixel color between each pixel and its adjacent ones in each image, and this probability is considered as the attribute of the image.MCM captures third order image statistics in the local neighborhood which describes the direction of textures but not the complexity of the textures. That is why the DBPSP is also considered as one of the texture features. The three features Dominant color, MCM and DBPSP are integrated to facilitate the image retrieval system. Experimental results show that the proposed image retrieval is more efficient in retrieving the user- interested images.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences


Image retrieval Dominant color Texture Co-occurrence Motif