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JSW 2009 Vol.4(8): 851-858ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304//jsw.4.8.851-858

Intergrating Salient Regions with New Perceptual Texture Features Based on Wavelet Transform for Image Retrieval

Muwei Jian1, Ningbo Hao2, Ping Ma3, Junyu Dong4
1School of Space Science and Physics, Shandong University at Weihai, Weihai, China
2International College, Huanghuai University, Zhumadian, Henan, China
3Qingdao Technological University, Qindao College, Qingdao, China
4Department of Computer Science, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Abstract—In content-based image retrieval, the representation of local properties in an image is one of the most active research issues. This paper introduces a salient region detector based on wavelet transform. The detector can extract the visually meaningful regions on an image and reflect local characteristics. An annular segmentation algorithm based on the distribution of salient regions is designed. It takes not only local image features into account, but also the spatial distribution information of the salient regions. Then, Color moments and the introduced visual perception texture features of the regions around the salient points were computed as a features vector used for indexing the image. We tested the proposed scheme using a wide range image samples from the Corel Image Library, the experimental results indicating that the method has produced promising results.

Index Terms—Content-Based Image Retrieval, visual Perception Texture Features, Wavelet Transform, Salient regions, Spatial Distribution Information

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Cite: Muwei Jian, Ningbo Hao, Ping Ma, Junyu Dong, "Intergrating Salient Regions with New Perceptual Texture Features Based on Wavelet Transform for Image Retrieval," Journal of Software vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 851-858, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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