This paper focuses on applications of fuzzy segmentation in region indexing and image retrieval. First, our algorithm of fuzzy segmentation is shortly explained. Some features characterizing a fuzzy region are then defined, and a distance between fuzzy regions is proposed. This distance can be used to rank regions on color and/or shape features or to perform a partial request from a image, request consisting in a set of regions.
Sylvie Philipp-Foliguet, Marcelo Bernardes Vieira, Martial Sanfourche, "Fuzzy segmentation of color images and indexing of fuzzy regions" in Proc. IS&T CGIV 2002 First European Conf. on Colour in Graphics, Imaging, and Vision, 2002, pp 507 - 512, https://doi.org/10.2352/CGIV.2002.1.1.art00106