Chapter 11. Color for Image Retrieval

  1. Vittorio Castelli and
  2. Lawrence D. Bergman
  1. John R. Smith

Published Online: 7 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224634.ch11

Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery

Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery

How to Cite

Smith, J. R. (2001) Color for Image Retrieval, in Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery (eds V. Castelli and L. D. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471224634.ch11

Editor Information

  1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Author Information

  1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, 30 Saw Mill River Road, Hawthorne, NY 10532

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2002
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471321163

Online ISBN: 9780471224631

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Keywords:

  • image retrieval;
  • color descriptor;
  • extraction;
  • color descriptor metrics

Summary

This chapter studies the design of color descriptors. A number of different linear and nonlinear color spaces are presented and studied. The chapter examines the problem of color space quantization, which is necessary for producing color descriptors such as color histograms. The author describes the extraction of color histograms from images and metrics for matching. Image-retrieval experiments are also discussed.