Shape Based Image Retrieval using Lower Order Zernike Moments

G. Sucharitha, Ranjan K. Senapati


Shape is one of the significant features of Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR). This paper proposes a strong and successful shape feature, which is based on a set of orthogonal complex moments of images known as Zernike moments. For shape classification Zernike moment (ZM) is the dominant solution. The radial polynomial of Zernike moment produces the number of concentric circles based on the order. As the order increases number of circles will increases, due to this the local information of an image will be ignored. In this paper, we introduced a novel method for radial polynomial where local information of an image given importance. We succeeded to extract the local features and shape features at very a low order of polynomial compared to the state of traditional ZM.The proposed method gives an advantage of a lower order, less complex, and lower dimension feature vector.For more similar images we find that simple  Euclidian distance approximately zero. Proposed method tested on a MPEG-7 CE-1 shape database, Coil-100 databases. Experiments demonstrated that it is outperforming in identifying the shape of an object in the image  and reduced the retrieving time and complexity of calculations.


CBIR, euclidian distance, GFD, LZM, ZM

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ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578