International Journal of Advances in Computer Science and Its Applications
Author(s) : AHSAN RAZA SHEIKH, LYE. M.H, M. F. AHMAD FAUZI, SARINA MANSOR
Content based image retrieval (CBIR) has been an active and fast growing research area in both image processing and data mining. Thedynamic nature of CBIRcomplements the drawbacks of Text Based Image Retrieval (TBIR).Malaysia has been recognized with a rich marine ecosystem. Challenges of these images are low resolution, translation, and transformation invariant. In this paper, we have designed anautomated CBIR system to characterize the species for future research.We compared various image descriptors and the combination of multiple features. Our results show that the combination of shape and colour features yields higher precision and recall value. We also proposed segmentation as pre-processing step for our CBIR system. For the automated segmentation, we use the saliency and the region growing methods. Our findings show that the region-growing method has better accuracy.