Database Query by Interactive Shape Selection

R. Lakaemper and L.J. Latecki (USA)


Multimedia Database, Object Recognition, Shape Similarity, Polygon Simplification, Content Based Image and Video Retrieval, Vantage Objects


The ISS (Interactive Shape Selection) Image Database is a state of the art shape and texture based image search engine. Its web based front-end offers a user interface allowing for search by keyword, texture and especially shape, which is given by a hand drawn sketch. This paper will focus on the use and technique of the shape recognition module and the associated database access techniques, i.e. Vantage Objects, the main purpose of this paper though is to describe the whole framework of the ISS system, i.e. the interplay between the techniques utilized.

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