Facial image retrieval on semantic features using adaptive mean genetic algorithm

Marwan Ali Shnan, Taha H. Rassem, Nor Saradatul Akmar Zulkifli


The emergence of larger databases has made image retrieval techniques an essential component, and has led to the development of more efficient image retrieval systems. Retrieval can either be content or text-based. In this paper, the focus is on the content-based image retrieval from the FGNET database. Input query images are subjected to several processing techniques in the database before computing the squared Euclidean distance (SED) between them. The images with the shortest Euclidean distance are considered as a match and are retrieved. The processing techniques involve the application of the median modified Weiner filter (MMWF), extraction of the low-level features using histogram-oriented gradients (HOG), discrete wavelet transform (DWT), GIST, and Local tetra pattern (LTrP). Finally, the features are selected using Adaptive Mean Genetic Algorithm (AMGA). In this study, the average PSNR value obtained after applying Wiener filter was 45.29. The performance of the AMGA was evaluated based on its precision, F-measure, and recall, and the obtained average values were respectively 0.75, 0.692, and 0.66. The performance matrix of the AMGA was compared to those of particle swarm optimization algorithm (PSO) and genetic algorithm (GA) and found to perform better; thus, proving its efficiency.


euclidean distance; median modified weiner filter; histogram oriented gradients; discrete wavelet transform; local tetra pattern; genetic algorithm; particle swarm optimization algorithm

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/telkomnika.v17i2.3774


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2018 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan

TELKOMNIKA Telecommunication, Computing, Electronics and Control
ISSN: 1693-6930, e-ISSN: 2302-9293
Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, 4th Campus, 9th Floor, LPPI Room
Jl. Ringroad Selatan, Kragilan, Tamanan, Banguntapan, Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia 55191
Phone: +62 (274) 563515, 511830, 379418, 371120 ext. 4902, Fax: +62 274 564604

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.