An Efficient Content-Based High-Dimensional Index Structure for Image Data

  • Lee, Jang-Sun (Storage System Software Research Team, ETRI) ;
  • Yoo, Jae-Soo (Department of computer and communication engineering, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Lee, Seok-Hee (Department of internet broadcasting, Dong-Ah Broadcasting College) ;
  • Kim, Myung-Joon (Computer & Software Technology Laboratory)
  • Received : 1999.07.15
  • Published : 2000.06.30


The existing multi-dimensional index structures are not adequate for indexing higher-dimensional data sets. Although conceptually they can be extended to higher dimensionalities, they usually require time and space that grow exponentially with the dimensionality. In this paper, we analyze the existing index structures and derive some requirements of an index structure for content-based image retrieval. We also propose a new structure, for indexing large amount of point data in a high-dimensional space that satisfies the requirements. in order to justify the performance of the proposed structure, we compare the proposed structure with the existing index structures in various environments. We show, through experiments, that our proposed structure outperforms the existing structures in terms of retrieval time and storage overhead.



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