Image Retrieval Using Spatial Color Information

  • Krzysztof Walczak
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2124)


This paper presents a very efficient and accurate method for retrieving images based on spatial color information. The method is based on a regular subblock approach with a large number of blocks and minimal color information for each block. Binary Thresholded Histogram and Extended Binary Thresholded Histogram are defined. Only 40 numbers are used to describe an image. Computing the distance is done by a very fast bitewise sum mod 2 operation.


content based image retrieval color matching precision and recall 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Walczak
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  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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