Multimedia Tools and Applications

, Volume 73, Issue 3, pp 1943–1962 | Cite as

Statistical framework for image retrieval based on multiresolution features and similarity method

  • K. Seetharaman
  • M. KamarasanEmail author


The advent of large scale digital image database leads to great challenges in content-based image retrieval (CBIR) method. The CBIR is considered an active area of research; however, it comprises a strong backdrop for new methodologies and system implementations. Hence, many research contributions focus on these techniques to enable higher image retrieval accuracy while preserving the low level computational complexity. This paper proposes a CBIR method, which is based on an efficient combination of multiresolution based color and texture features. This paper considers color autocorrelogram of the hue(H) and saturation(s) components of HSV color space for color features, and value(V) component of HSV color space for texture features. These two image features are extracted by computing co-occurrence matrix at optimum level image, which is the basis for the formation of feature vector. Though the optimum level is constructed based on wavelet transform, which contains a few dominant wavelet coefficients. The efficiency of the proposed system is tested with standard image databases, and the experimental results show that the proposed method achieves better retrieval accuracy at optimum level; moreover, the proposed method is very fast with low computational load. The obtained results are compared with existing techniques such as orthogonal polynomial model, multiresolution with BDIP-BVLC method and GLCM based system, and results reveal that the proposed method outperforms the existing methods.


Optimum level Autocorrelogram GLCM CBIR Multiresolution Wavelet transform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringAnnamalai UniversityAnnamalainagarIndia

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