Date Added: Aug 2010
Similarity retrieval of images is an important task in database applications. In such applications, effective organization and retrieval of images can be achieved through indexing. In this paper, the problem of quick retrieval of offline signatures in the context of database of signature images is addressed. The proposed methodology retrieves signatures in the database of signature images for a given query signature according to the decreasing order of their spatial similarity with the query. Similarity computed is based on orientations of corresponding edges drawn in between geometric centers (centroids) of the signature image. The authors retrieve the best hypotheses in a simple yet efficient way to speed up the subsequent robust recognition stage.