Content Based Image Retrieval Using Sketches

  • M. NarayanaEmail author
  • Subhash Kulkarni
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 174)


This paper aims to introduce the problems and challenges concerned with the design and creation of CBIR systems, which is based on a free hand sketch (Sketched based image retrieval-SBIR). This analysis led us to studying the usability of a method for computing dissimilarity between user-produced pictorial queries and database images according to features extracted from Gray-Level Co-occurrence Matrix (GLCM) automatically.

CBIR is generally characterized by the methods that consumes less time. Hence fast content – based image retrieval is a need of the day especially image mining for shapes, as image database is growing exponentially in size with time. In this paper, texture features extracted from GLCM, tested, and investigated on different standard databases is proposed, it exhibits invariant to rotation. The retrieval performance of the proposed method is showed for both the dinosaurs retrieval efficiency achieved about 95% and precision also 95% where color is not dominant. It is also observed that the proposed method achieved low retrieval performance over these four image features for sketch based and color dominant images. This process can be used as coarse level in hierarchical CBIR that reduces the database size from very large set to a small one. This tiny database can further be scrutinized rigorously using the Edge Histogram Descriptor (EHD) and Color and Color Co-occurrence Matrix (CCM) etc.


Texture Feature Image Retrieval Retrieval Performance Content Base Image Retrieval CBIR System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jaya Prakash Narayan College of EngineeringMahabubnagarIndia

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