Developing an object-oriented framework for content-based image retrieval

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-565
Journal / PublicationSoftware - Practice and Experience
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - May 2003


Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is a process of retrieving images from an image database by exploiting the content of the images (typically the querying of an image). CBIR avoids many problems associated with traditional ways of retrieving images by keywords. Thus, a growing interest in the area of CBIR has been established in recent years. In this paper, a novel object-oriented framework (CBIRFrame) is built for CBIR applications development. We discuss the motivations for CBIRFrame before discussing its design in detail. Two applications of CBIRFrame are also briefly discussed to show the effectiveness of applying CBIRFrame to real applications. Finally, we outline the possible uses of the design of CBIRFrame for other types of domains, such as content-based retrieval of video clips. Copyright © 2003 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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  • CBIRFrame, Content-based image retrieval, Design pattern, Object-oriented framework

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