VIRMA: Visual Image Retrieval by Shape MAtching

  • G. Castellano
  • C. Castiello
  • A. M. Fanelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4203)


The huge amount of image collections connected to multimedia applications has brought forth several approaches to content-based image retrieval, that means retrieving images based on their visual content instead of textual descriptions. In this paper, we present a system, called VIRMA (Visual Image Retrieval by Shape MAtching), which combines different techniques from Computer Vision to perform content-based image retrieval based on shape matching. The architecture of the VIRMA system is portrayed and algorithms underpinning the developed prototype are briefly described. Application of VIRMA to a database of real-world pictorial images shows its effectiveness in visual image retrieval.


Fuzzy Rule Image Retrieval Shape Match Retrieval Accuracy Image Retrieval System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Castellano
    • 1
  • C. Castiello
    • 1
  • A. M. Fanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of BariBariItaly

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