FRIP: A region-based image retrieval tool using automatic image segmentation and stepwise boolean and matching

Byoungchul Ko, Hyeran Byun

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In this paper, we present our region-based image retrieval tool, finding region in the picture (FRIP), that is able to accommodate, to the extent possible, region scaling, rotation, and translation. Our goal is to develop an effective retrieval system to overcome a few limitations associated with existing systems. To do this, we propose adaptive circular filters used for semantic image segmentation, which are based on both Bayes' theorem and texture distribution of image. In addition, to decrease the computational complexity without losing the accuracy of the search results, we extract optimal feature vectors from segmented regions and apply them to our stepwise Boolean AND matching scheme. The experimental results using real world images show that our system can indeed improve retrieval performance compared to other global property-based or region-of-interest-based image retrieval methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-113
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Multimedia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Manuscript received October 26, 2000; revised May 16, 2003. This work was supported through the Brain Neuroinformatics Research Program sponsored by the Korean Ministry of Science and Technology (M1-0107-00-0008). The associate editor coordinating the review of this manuscript and approving it for publication was Prof. Alberto Del Bimbo.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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