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Content Based Image Retrieval using Novel Gaussian Fuzzy Feed Forward-Neural Network

C. Ramesh Babu Durai and V. Duraisamy


Problem statement: With extensive digitization of images, diagrams and paintings, traditional keyword based search has been found to be inefficient for retrieval of the required data. Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) system responds to image queries as input and relies on image content, using techniques from computer vision and image processing to interpret and understand it, while using techniques from information retrieval and databases to rapidly locate and retrieve images suiting an input query. CBIR finds extensive applications in the field of medicine as it assists a doctor to make better decisions by referring the CBIR system and gain confidence. Approach: Various methods have been proposed for CBIR using image low level image features like histogram, color layout, texture and analysis of the image in the frequency domain. Similarly various classification algorithms like Naïve Bayes classifier, Support Vector Machine, Decision tree induction algorithms and Neural Network based classifiers have been studied extensively. We proposed to extract features from an image using Discrete Cosine Transform, extract relevant features using information gain and Gaussian Fuzzy Feed Forward Neural Network algorithm for classification. Results and Conclusion: We apply our proposed procedure to 180 brain MRI images of which 72 images were used for testing and the remaining for training. The classification accuracy obtained was 95.83% for a three class problem. This research focused on a narrow search, where further investigation is needed to evaluate larger classes.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 7 No. 7, 2011, 958-961


Submitted On: 3 March 2011 Published On: 28 June 2011

How to Cite: Durai, C. R. B. & Duraisamy, V. (2011). Content Based Image Retrieval using Novel Gaussian Fuzzy Feed Forward-Neural Network. Journal of Computer Science, 7(7), 958-961.

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  • Data mining
  • Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)
  • image retrieval
  • discrete cosine transform
  • information gain
  • neural network
  • Gaussian fuzzy feed forward
  • pathological image
  • classification algorithm