Content-based Image Retrieval Using Texture Features Extracted from Local Energy and Local Correlation of Gabor Transformed Images

Hee-Hyung Bu, Nam-Chul Kim, Bae-Ho Lee and Sung-Ho Kim
Volume: 13, No: 5, Page: 1372 ~ 1381, Year: 2017
10.3745/JIPS.02.0075
Keywords: Content-based Image Retrieval, Gabor Transformation, Local Energy, Local Correlation, Texture Feature
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Abstract
In this paper, a texture feature extraction method using local energy and local correlation of Gabor transformed images is proposed and applied to an image retrieval system. The Gabor wavelet is known to be similar to the response of the human visual system. The outputs of the Gabor transformation are robust to variants of object size and illumination. Due to such advantages, it has been actively studied in various fields such as image retrieval, classification, analysis, etc. In this paper, in order to fully exploit the superior aspects of Gabor wavelet, local energy and local correlation features are extracted from Gabor transformed images and then applied to an image retrieval system. Some experiments are conducted to compare the performance of the proposed method with those of the conventional Gabor method and the popular rotation-invariant uniform local binary pattern (RULBP) method in terms of precision vs recall. The Mahalanobis distance is used to measure the similarity between a query image and a database (DB) image. Experimental results for Corel DB and VisTex DB show that the proposed method is superior to the conventional Gabor method. The proposed method also yields precision and recall 6.58% and 3.66% higher on average in Corel DB, respectively, and 4.87% and 3.37% higher on average in VisTex DB, respectively, than the popular RULBP method.

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Hee-Hyung Bu, Nam-Chul Kim, Bae-Ho Lee, and Sung-Ho Kim, "Content-based Image Retrieval Using Texture Features Extracted from Local Energy and Local Correlation of Gabor Transformed Images," Journal of Information Processing Systems, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 1372~1381, 2017. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.02.0075.

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Hee-Hyung Bu, Nam-Chul Kim, Bae-Ho Lee, and Sung-Ho Kim, "Content-based Image Retrieval Using Texture Features Extracted from Local Energy and Local Correlation of Gabor Transformed Images," Journal of Information Processing Systems, 13, 5, (2017), 1372~1381. DOI: 10.3745/JIPS.02.0075.