Chapter 13. Shape Representation for Image Retrieval

  1. Vittorio Castelli and
  2. Lawrence D. Bergman
  1. Benjamin B. Kimia

Published Online: 7 APR 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471224634.ch13

Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery

Image Databases: Search and Retrieval of Digital Imagery

How to Cite

Kimia, B. B. (2001) Shape Representation 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Author Information

  1. Brown University, Department of Engineering, Barus and Holley 320, Box D, Providence, RI 02912

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;
  • shape representation;
  • indexing;
  • image preparation;
  • query formulation;
  • matching;
  • shape similarity;
  • validation

Summary

This chapter focuses on the issue of shape representation. The author begins by citing some examples in which indexing by shape content is used. These examples are followed by a discussion on how the database of shapes and the related image queries are prepared. The main issues pertaining to shape representation are examined. This is followed by a brief discussion of matching and shape similarity as they relate to the nature of the underlying representation.