Angular-Radial Decomposition Algorithm for Sketch-Based Image Retrieval

A. Chalechale, G. Naghdy, P. Premaratne, A. Mertins


This paper presents a novel algorithm for sketch-based im- age retrieval. The approach enables measuring the similar- ity between a full color multi-component model image and a black and white sketched query and needs no cost inten- sive image segmentation. Two different procedures, based on strong edges of the model image and thinned outline of the sketched image, are exploited to derive two abstract images. Angular-radial decomposition of pixels in the ab- stract images is used to extract new compact and effec- tive features. A collection of paintings and sketches (ArT BANK) is used for testing the proposed method. Average Normalized Modified Retrieval Rank (ANMRR) is used for performance evaluation. The results are compared with three other well-known approaches. Experimental results show significant improvement in ANMRR factor using the proposed features.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 01.07.2004
Event8th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics - Orlando, United States
Duration: 18.07.200421.07.2004


Conference8th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
Abbreviated titleSCI2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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