FIRM: Fuzzily Integrated Region Matching for Content-based Image Retrieval
Yixin Chen, James Z. Wang, Jia Li
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16801
We propose FIRM (Fuzzily Integrated Region Matching), an efficient and
robust similarity measure for region-based image retrieval. Each
image in our retrieval system is represented by a set of regions that
are characterized by fuzzy sets. The FIRM measure, representing the
overall similarity between two images, is defined as the similarity
between two families of fuzzy sets. Compared with similarity measures
based on individual regions and on all regions with crisp feature
representations, our approach greatly reduces the influence of
inaccurate segmentation. Experimental results based on a database of
about 200,000 general-purpose images demonstrate improved accuracy,
robustness, and high speed.
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Yixin Chen, James Z. Wang and Jia Li, ``FIRM: Fuzzily Integrated
Region Matching for Content-Based Image Retrieval,'' Proc. ACM
Multimedia, pp. 543-545, Ottawa, Canada, ACM, September 2001.
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July 28 2001