A new content-based image retrieval system using hand gesture and relevance feedback

Byoungchul Ko, Jing Peng, Hyeran Byun

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Abstract

Current research on Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) is centered on designing efficient query schemes in order to provide a user with effective mechanisms for image database search. Among representative CBIR query schemes, query-by-sketch has been one of attractive query tools that are highly adaptive to user's subjectivity. However, query-by-sketch has a few limitations. That is, most sketch tools demand expertise in image processing or computer vision of the user to provide good enough sketches that can be used as query. Furthermore, sketching the exact shape of an object using a mouse can be a burden on the user. To overcome some of the limitations associated with query-by-sketch, we propose a new query method for CBIR, query-by-gesture, that does not require sketches, thereby minimizing user interaction. In our system, the user does not need to use a mouse to make a sketch. Instead, the user draws the shape of object by hand that he/she intends to search in front of a camera. In addition, our query-by-gesture technique uses relevance feedback to interactively improve retrieval performance and allow progressive refinement of query results according to the user's specification. The efficacy of our proposed method is validated using images from the CorelPhoto CD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages385-388
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0769511988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event2001 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2001 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2001 Aug 222001 Aug 25

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
ISSN (Print)1945-7871
ISSN (Electronic)1945-788X

Other

Other2001 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2001
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period01/8/2201/8/25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Ko, B., Peng, J., & Byun, H. (2001). A new content-based image retrieval system using hand gesture and relevance feedback. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (pp. 385-388). [1237737] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICME.2001.1237737