Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science


Computer Science.




Shape is one of the fundamental image features for use in Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR). Compared with other visual features such as color and texture, it is extremely powerful and provides capability for object recognition and similarity-based image retrieval. In this thesis, we propose a Neural Network-Based Shape Retrieval System using Moment Invariants and Zernike Moments. Moment Invariants and Zernike Moments are two region-based shape representation schemes and are derived from the shape in an image and serve as image features. k means clustering is used to group similar images in an image collection into k clusters whereas Neural Network is used to facilitate retrieval against a given query image. Neural Network is trained by the clustering result on all of the images in the collection using back-propagation algorithm. In this scheme, Neural Network serves as a classifier such that moments are inputs to the Neural Network and the output is one of the k classes that have the largest similarities to the query image. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2005 .C444. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 44-03, page: 1396. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2005.