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Content Based Image Retrieval Based on the Integration of Color Histogram, Color Moment and Gabor Texture

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Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) systems help users to retrieve relevant images based on their contents such as color and texture. In this paper, a new approach is proposed in which color histogram, color moment and Gabor texture descriptors are integrated. The color histogram has the advantages of rotation and translation invariance. The HSV (16, 4, 4) quantization scheme has been adopted for color histogram and an image is represented by a vector of 256-dimension. As its texture feature, Gabor texture descriptors are adopted. Weights are assigned to each feature respectively and calculate the similarity with combined features of color histogram, color moment and Gabor texture using Histogram intersection distance and Canberra distance as similarity measures.

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