GalSOM - Colour-Based Image Browsing and Retrieval with Tree-Structured Self-Organising Maps

  • Philip Prentis
Schlagworte: image browsing, content-based image retrieval (CBIR), colour histograms, tree-structured self-organising maps (TS-SOM), image theft detection, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


This paper describes an image browsing and retrieval application called GalSOM. Bitmap images are described by their colour histograms and sorted using an improved variant of the tree-structured self-organising map (TS-SOM) algorithm. The advantages of using such a system are discussed in detail, and their application to the problem of image theft detection is proposed.