Special Section on Color in Texture and Material Recognition

Experimental comparison of color spaces for material classification

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Raquel Bello-Cerezo, Francesco Bianconi

Università degli Studi di Perugia, Department of Engineering, Via G. Duranti 93, 06125 Perugia, Italy

Antonio Fernández, Elena González, Francesco Di Maria

Universidade de Vigo, School of Industrial Engineering, Campus Universitario, Department of Engineering Design, Rúa Maxwell s/n, 36310 Vigo, Spain

J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061406 (Jun 07, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061406
History: Received January 22, 2016; Accepted May 4, 2016
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Abstract.  This paper presents a comparison of color spaces for material classification. The study includes three device-independent (CIELAB, CIELUV, and CIE XYZ) and seven device-dependent spaces (RGB, HSV, YIQ, YUV, YCbCr, Ohta’s I1I2I3, and RG-YeB-WhBl). The pros and cons of the different spaces and the procedures for converting color data among them are discussed in detail. An experiment based on 12 different image data sets was carried out to comparatively evaluate the performance of each space for material classification purposes. The results showed that CIELAB markedly outperformed the other spaces followed by HSV and CIELUV. Conversely, CIE XYZ came out as the worst performing space. Interestingly, no significant difference emerged among the performance of the other device-dependent spaces.

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Raquel Bello-Cerezo ; Francesco Bianconi ; Antonio Fernández ; Elena González and Francesco Di Maria
"Experimental comparison of color spaces for material classification", J. Electron. Imaging. 25(6), 061406 (Jun 07, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.25.6.061406


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