Machine Vision and Applications

, Volume 17, Issue 4, pp 211–218

Fourier-Based Object Description in Defect Image Retrieval

  • Iivari Kunttu
  • Leena Lepistö
  • Juhani Rauhamaa
  • Ari Visa
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00138-006-0030-6

Cite this article as:
Kunttu, I., Lepistö, L., Rauhamaa, J. et al. Machine Vision and Applications (2006) 17: 211. doi:10.1007/s00138-006-0030-6
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Abstract

Image retrieval has nowadays several industrial applications. In these imaging applications, which typically use large image archives, the matter of computational efficiency is essential. Therefore, compact and efficient features are required to describe the visual content of the images. In this paper, we introduce a new Fourier-based object descriptor that combines the shape and color information of the objects occurring in images into a single low-dimensional descriptor. The experiments performed with an industrial surface defect image database show that the proposed descriptor is an accurate and computationally light approach to object description in a real-world retrieval problem.

Keywords

Object description Shape classification Fourier descriptor Defect image retrieval 

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iivari Kunttu
    • 1
  • Leena Lepistö
    • 1
  • Juhani Rauhamaa
    • 2
  • Ari Visa
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyInstitute of Signal ProcessingTampereFinland
  2. 2.Process IndustryABB OyHelsinkiFinland