Image retrieval using scale-space matching

  • S. Ravela
  • R. Manmatha
  • E. M. Riseman
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1064)


The retrieval of images from a large database of images is an important and emerging area of research. Here, a technique to retrieve images based on appearance that works effectively across large changes of scale is proposed. The database is initially filtered with derivatives of a Gaussian at several scales. A user defined template is then created from an image of an object similar to those being sought. The template is also filtered using Gaussian derivatives. The template is then matched with the filter outputs of the database images and the matches ranked according to the match score. Experiments demonstrate the technique on a number of images in a database. No prior segmentation of the images is required and the technique works with viewpoint changes up to 20 degrees and illumination changes.


Image Retrieval Relative Scale Filter Output Steam Engine Image Retrieval System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ravela
    • 1
  • R. Manmatha
    • 2
  • E. M. Riseman
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Vision Research LaboratoryUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstUSA
  2. 2.Center for Intelligent Information RetrievalUniversity of Massachusetts at AmherstUSA

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