Image query by impression words - The IQI system

Takashi Hayashi, Masafumi Hagiwara

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In this paper, a new image query system by impression words named the IQI system has been proposed. The proposed IQI system has been implemented on Sun SS-5 workstation. Since the human sensitivity and various images are flexibly connected using a neural network in the IQI system, it can automatically estimate impression words from various kinds of images. As a result, the IQI system can reflect human's kansei (impression and sensitivity) effectively and treat wider variety of images. We show some experimental results. The IQI system can estimate correct impression words and successfully retrieve correct images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-352
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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