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IJMLC 2012 Vol.2(6): 848-854 ISSN: 2010-3700
DOI: 10.7763/IJMLC.2012.V2.251

Suitability of Shape and Texture Features in Retrieval of Medicinal Plants’ Images in Indian Context

Basavaraj S. Anami, Suvarna S. Nandyal, and A. Govardhan
Abstract—Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) is important in computer aided plant species recognition. Texture and shape information have been the primitive image descriptors in content based image retrieval systems. This paper presents a novel framework for combining both the features, texture and shape information, and achieve higher retrieval efficiency. The study provides a methodology for retrieving medicinal plants images from a database of medicinal plant images based on shape and texture features. The shape descriptors include Zernike moment, Fourier descriptor (FD), Generic fourier Descriptor(GFD) and for texture descriptors gabor filters are used. The similarity measures, euclidean distance of each medicinal plant image from the database to query image is used. The images are sorted based on similarity of Euclidean distance. The retrieval experiments are carried on different training and test medicinal plant images. The effectiveness of different descriptors is confirmed by the experimental results. We have investigated shape and texture features for medicinal plant retrieval by successively combining the different transforms. The retrieval efficiency is reported through precision and recall rate. Experimental results by combining Gabor and Zernike transform outperforms the all other methods.

Index Terms—CBIR, Fourier descriptor, medicinal plant, zernike moments.

Basavaraj S. Anam is with the K.L.E. Institute of Technology, HUBLI, and Karnataka, India (e-mail:anami_basu@hotmail.com)
Suvarna S Nandyal is with the JNTU Hyderabad, AP, India and Dept of CSE,P.D.A.College of engg, GULBARGA, Karnataka, India (e-mail:suvarna_nandyal@yahoo.com)
A. Govardhan is with the JNTU Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India (e-mail:govardhan_cse@yahoo.co.in).

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Cite:Basavaraj S. Anami, Suvarna S. Nandyal, and A. Govardhan, "Suitability of Shape and Texture Features in Retrieval of Medicinal Plants’ Images in Indian Context," International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing vol.2, no. 6, pp. 848-854, 2012.

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