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Distinction of Color Similarity for Clothes based on the LBG Algorithm


Hyung-Don Ju, Min Hong, We-Duke Cho, Nam-Mee Moon, Yoo-Joo Choi, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 117-130, Oct. 2008
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Keywords: Color Similarity, Color Histogram, Person Identification, Ubiquitous Computing

Abstract

This paper proposes a stable and robust method to distinct the color similarity for clothes using the LBG algorithm under various light sources, Since the conventional methods, such as the histogram intersection and the accumulated histogram, are profoundly sensitive to the changing of light environments, the distinction of color similarity for the same cloth can be different due to the complicated light sources. To reduce the effects of the light sources, the properties of hue and saturation which consistently sustain the characteristic of the color under the various changes of light sources are analyzed to define the characteristic of the color distribution. In a two-dimensional space determined by the properties of hue and saturation, the LBG algorithm, a non-parametric clustering approach, is applied to examine the color distribution of images for each clothes. The color similarity of images is defined by the average of Euclidean distance between the mapping clusters which are calculated from the result of clustering of both images. To prove the stability of the proposed method, the results of the color similarity between our method and the traditional histogram analysis based methods are compared using a dozen of cloth examples that obtained under different light environments. Our method successively provides the classification between the same cloth image pair and the different cloth image pair and this classification of color similarity for clothe images obtains the 91.6% of success rate.


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Cite this article
[APA Style]
Hyung-Don Ju, Min Hong, We-Duke Cho, Nam-Mee Moon, & Yoo-Joo Choi (2008). Distinction of Color Similarity for Clothes based on the LBG Algorithm. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 9(5), 117-130.

[IEEE Style]
H. Ju, M. Hong, W. Cho, N. Moon and Y. Choi, "Distinction of Color Similarity for Clothes based on the LBG Algorithm," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 117-130, 2008.

[ACM Style]
Hyung-Don Ju, Min Hong, We-Duke Cho, Nam-Mee Moon, and Yoo-Joo Choi. 2008. Distinction of Color Similarity for Clothes based on the LBG Algorithm. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 9, 5, (2008), 117-130.