Innovative Sketch Board Mining for Online image Retrieval

  •  Huda Abdulaali abdul Baqi    
  •  Ghazali Sulong    
  •  Siti Zaiton Mohd Hashim    
  •  Zinah S.Abdul jabar    


Developing an accurate and efficient Sketch-Based Image Retrieval (SBIR) method in determining the resemblances between the user's query and image stream has been a never-ending quest in digital data communication era. The main challenge is to overcome the asymmetry between a binary sketch and a full-color image. We introduce a unique sketch board mining method to recover the online web images. This image conceptual retrieval is performed by matching the sketch query with the relevant terminology of selected images. A systematic sequence is followed, including the sketch drawing by the user in interpreting its geometrical shape of the conceptual form based on annotation metadata matching technique achieved automatically from Google engines, indexing and clustering the selected images via data mining. The sketch mining board being built in dynamic drawing state used a set of features to generalize sketch board conceptualization in semantic level. Images from the global repository are retrieved via a semantic match of the user's sketch query with them. Excellent retrieval of hand-drawn sketches is found to achieve the recall rate within 0.1 to 0.8 and a precision rate is 0.7 to 0.98. The proposed technique solved many problems that stat-of-art suffered from SBIR (e.g. scaling, transport, imperfect) sketch.

Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the proposed technique allowed us to exploit high-level features to search the web effectively and may constitute a basis for efficient and precise image recovery tool.

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