2015 Volume E98.D Issue 1 Pages 214-217
We previously proposed a query-by-sketch image retrieval system that uses an edge relation histogram (ERH). However, it is difficult for this method to retrieve partial objects from an image, because the ERH is a feature of the entire image, not of each object. Therefore, we propose an object-extraction method that uses edge-based features in order to enable the query-by-sketch system to retrieve partial images. This method is applied to 20,000 images from the Corel Photo Gallery. We confirm that retrieval accuracy is improved by using the edge-based features for extracting objects, enabling the query-by-sketch system to retrieve partial images.