Spectrally layered color indexing

Guoping Qiu, Kin Man Lam

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Image patches of different roughness are likely to have different perceptual significance. In this paper, we introduce a method, which separates an image into layers, each of which retains only pixels in areas with similar spectral distribution characteristics. Simple color indexing is used to index the layers individually. By indexing the layers separately, we are implicitly associating the indices with perceptual and physical meanings thus greatly enhancing the power of color indexing while keeping its simplicity and elegance. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImage and Video Retrieval - International Conference, CIVR 2002, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783540438991
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
EventInternational Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, CIVR 2002 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jul 200219 Jul 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Image and Video Retrieval, CIVR 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science


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