An efficient similarity measure for content based image retrieval using memetic algorithm

Mutasem K. Alsmadi
2017 Egyptian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences  
Keywords: Color signature Color texture Content based image retrieval (CBIR) Neutrosophic Memetic algorithm Shape feature Similarity measure a b s t r a c t Content based image retrieval (CBIR) systems work by retrieving images which are related to the query image (QI) from huge databases. The available CBIR systems extract limited feature sets which confine the retrieval efficacy. In this work, extensive robust and important features were extracted from the images database and then stored in
more » ... e feature repository. This feature set is composed of color signature with the shape and color texture features. Where, features are extracted from the given QI in the similar fashion. Consequently, a novel similarity evaluation using a meta-heuristic algorithm called a memetic algorithm (genetic algorithm with great deluge) is achieved between the features of the QI and the features of the database images. Our proposed CBIR system is assessed by inquiring number of images (from the test dataset) and the efficiency of the system is evaluated by calculating precision-recall value for the results. The results were superior to other state-of-the-art CBIR systems in regard to precision. Ó 2017 Mansoura University. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
doi:10.1016/j.ejbas.2017.02.004 fatcat:bfe7eyqffreungtt4vyormbiee