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20 December 2001 Image search engine with selective filtering and feature-element-based classification
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Proceedings Volume 4672, Internet Imaging III; (2001)
Event: Electronic Imaging, 2002, San Jose, California, United States
With the growth of Internet and storage capability in recent years, image has become a widespread information format in World Wide Web. However, it has become increasingly harder to search for images of interest, and effective image search engine for the WWW needs to be developed. We propose in this paper a selective filtering process and a novel approach for image classification based on feature element in the image search engine we developed for the WWW. First a selective filtering process is embedded in a general web crawler to filter out the meaningless images with GIF format. Two parameters that can be obtained easily are used in the filtering process. Our classification approach first extract feature elements from images instead of feature vectors. Compared with feature vectors, feature elements can better capture visual meanings of the image according to subjective perception of human beings. Different from traditional image classification method, our classification approach based on feature element doesn't calculate the distance between two vectors in the feature space, while trying to find associations between feature element and class attribute of the image. Experiments are presented to show the efficiency of the proposed approach.
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Qing Li, Yujin Zhang, and Shengyang Dai "Image search engine with selective filtering and feature-element-based classification", Proc. SPIE 4672, Internet Imaging III, (20 December 2001);

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