Image forming system, apparatus and method of discriminative color features extraction thereof

  • US 8,331,667 B2
  • Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Issued: 12/11/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/28/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A color feature extracting device, comprising:

  • a main color extracting unit determining an object area of an input image corresponding to a size and a location of an object, dividing the object area and a non-object area of the input image into a plurality of rectangles, generating a color histogram for each color channel, and extracting a main color of an object rectangle from the color histogram;

    a weight calculating unit calculating a minimum distance between a color histogram bin of the object rectangle and a color histogram bin of a non-object rectangle with respect to the main color, a bin weight of the color histogram of the object rectangle, a color channel weight of the object rectangle, and a weight of the object rectangle to extract a discriminative color feature of the object; and

    a final color model generating unit generating a final color model of the object based on a result of re-weighting the color histogram bins of the object rectangle.

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