SASI: A new texture descriptor for content based image retrieval

Carkacioglu A., Yarman-Vural F.

International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2001), Thessaloniki, Greece, 7 - 10 October 2001, pp.137-140 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Thessaloniki
  • Country: Greece
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-140
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


In this paper, a new texture descriptor, namely, Statistical Analysis of Structural Information (SASI) is introduced as a representation of texture. SASI is based on statistics of clique autocorrelation functions calculated over a set of directional moving windows. SASI defines a set of windows to extract and measure various structural properties of texture by using a spatial multiresolution method. Although it works in spatial domain, it measures the spectral information of a given texture. Experimental results, performed on digitized Brodatz Album, indicate that SASI is very successful in identifying the "similar" textures.