19 May 1999 Retrieval of color patterns based on perceptual dimensions of texture and human similiarity rules
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While it is recognized that images are described through color, texture and shapes of objects in the scene, the general image understanding is still very difficult. Thus, to perform an image retrieval in a human-like manner one has to choose a specific domain, understand how users achieve similarity within that domain and then build a system that duplicates human performance. Since color and texture are fundamental aspects of human perception we propose a set of techniques for retrieval of color patterns. To determine how humans judge similarity of color patterns we performed a subjective study. Based on the result of the study five most relevant visual categories for the perception of pattern similarity were identified. We also determined the hierarchy of rules governing the use of these categories. Based on these results we designed a system which accepts one or more texture images as input, and depending on the query, produces a set of choices that follow human behavior in pattern matching. Processing steps in our model follow those of the human visual system, resulting in perceptually based features and distance measures. As expected, search results closely correlate wit human choices.
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Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Aleksandra Mojsilovic, Jelena Kovacevic, Jelena Kovacevic, Jianying Hu, Jianying Hu, Robert J. Safranek, Robert J. Safranek, S. Kicha Ganapathy, S. Kicha Ganapathy, "Retrieval of color patterns based on perceptual dimensions of texture and human similiarity rules", Proc. SPIE 3644, Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348464; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.348464
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