An effective solution for trademark image retrieval by combining shape description and feature matching. (English) Zbl 1192.68232

Summary: Trademark image retrieval (TIR), a branch of content-based image retrieval (CBIR), is playing an important role in multimedia information retrieval. This paper proposes an effective solution for TIR by combining shape description and feature matching. We first present an effective shape description method which includes two shape descriptors. Second, we propose an effective feature matching strategy to compute the dissimilarity value between the feature vectors extracted from images. Finally, we combine the shape description method and the feature matching strategy to realize our solution. We conduct a large number of experiments on a standard image set to evaluate our solution and the existing solutions. By comparison of their experimental results, we can see that the proposed solution outperforms existing solutions for the widely used performance metrics.


68P20 Information storage and retrieval of data
68T10 Pattern recognition, speech recognition
68U10 Computing methodologies for image processing
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