Using a Fuzzy Object-Relational Database for Colour Image Retrieval

  • Carlos D. Barranco
  • Juan M. Medina
  • Jesús Chamorro-Martínez
  • José M. Soto-Hidalgo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4027)


The paper presents a fuzzy database management system, and a fuzzy method for dominant colour description of images, on which an image retrieval system is built. The paper shows the suitability of the fuzzy database management system for this kind of applications when the images are characterized by fuzzy data. The synergy of these two introduced components, improves traditional image retrieval systems in three aspects: natural and automatic image description, a natural and easy query language, and high performance in query resolution.


Image Retrieval Fuzzy Subset Image Description Fuzzy Data Linguistic Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos D. Barranco
    • 1
  • Juan M. Medina
    • 2
  • Jesús Chamorro-Martínez
    • 2
  • José M. Soto-Hidalgo
    • 2
  1. 1.Area of Computer Science, School of EngineeringPablo de Olavide UniversitySevilleSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain

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