Interactive Media Systems, TU Wien

Content-based Image Retrieval of Coats of Arms

By Christian Breiteneder and Horst Eidenberger


The paper describes a content-based image retrieval system for coats of arms. The characteristics of arms are analyzed and specific features for segmentation, object layout, symmetry, etc. developed and implemented. Search queries are formulated and classified into query models which represent similarity of images by the features they use. These models are rated by recall and precision.


Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, Helsingör, Denmark, 1999