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A Contents-based Drug Image Retrieval System Using Shape Classification and Color Information


Jun-Chul Chun, Dong-Sun Kim, Journal of Internet Computing and Services, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 117-128, Dec. 2011
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Keywords: Medication Image Retrieval, Shape Classification, Color Matching, HSV Color Model, Hu-Moment

Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel approach for contents-based medication image retrieval from a medication image database using the shape classification and color information of the medication. One major problem in developing a contents-based drug image retrieval system is there are too many similar images in shape and color and it makes difficult to identify any specific medication by a single feature of the drug image. To resolve such difficulty in identifying images, we propose a hybrid approach to retrieve a medication image based on shape and color features of the medication. In the first phase of the proposed method we classify the medications by shape of the images. In the second phase, we identify them by color matching between a query image and preclassified images in the first phase. For the shape classification, the shape signature, which is unique shape descriptor of the medication, is extracted from the boundary of the medication. Once images are classified by the shape signature, Hue and Saturation(HS) color model is used to retrieve a most similarly matched medication image from the classified database images with the query image. The proposed system is designed and developed especially for specific population- seniors to browse medication images by using visual information of the medication in a feasible fashion. The experiment shows the proposed automatic image retrieval system is reliable and convenient to identify the medication images.


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Cite this article
[APA Style]
Jun-Chul Chun and Dong-Sun Kim (2011). A Contents-based Drug Image Retrieval System Using Shape Classification and Color Information. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 12(6), 117-128.

[IEEE Style]
J. Chun and D. Kim, "A Contents-based Drug Image Retrieval System Using Shape Classification and Color Information," Journal of Internet Computing and Services, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 117-128, 2011.

[ACM Style]
Jun-Chul Chun and Dong-Sun Kim. 2011. A Contents-based Drug Image Retrieval System Using Shape Classification and Color Information. Journal of Internet Computing and Services, 12, 6, (2011), 117-128.