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Style-based classification of Chinese ink and wash paintings

Sheng, J and Jiang, J (2013) Style-based classification of Chinese ink and wash paintings Optical Engineering, 52 (9).

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Abstract

Following the fact that a large collection of ink and wash paintings (IWP) is being digitized and made available on the Internet, their automated content description, analysis, and management are attracting attention across research communities. While existing research in relevant areas is primarily focused on image processing approaches, a style-based algorithm is proposed to classify IWPs automatically by their authors. As IWPs do not have colors or even tones, the proposed algorithm applies edge detection to locate the local region and detect painting strokes to enable histogram-based feature extraction and capture of important cues to reflect the styles of different artists. Such features are then applied to drive a number of neural networks in parallel to complete the classification, and an information entropy balanced fusion is proposed to make an integrated decision for the multiple neural network classification results in which the entropy is used as a pointer to combine the global and local features. Evaluations via experiments support that the proposed algorithm achieves good performances, providing excellent potential for computerized analysis and management of IWPs. © The Authors.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Sheng, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Jiang, Jjianmin.jiang@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 September 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.9.093101
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:09
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:09
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/838168

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