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A novel technique for the retrieval of compressed image and video databases.

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The classic methods in indexing image and video databases are either using keywords or analysis of color distribution. In the recent year, there is a new standard in image and video compression standard called JPEG and MPEG respectively. One of the basic operations of JPEG and MPEG is Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT). The human visual system is known to be very dependent on spatial frequency. The DCT has capability to provide a good approximation of the images' spatial frequency that is sensitive to human eyes. We take this advantage of DCT in indexing image and video databases. However, the two-dimensional DCT can give us 64 coefficients per block of 8 x 8 pixels. These numbers are too many to calculate to receive fast indexing results. We use only first coefficient of DCT called DC coefficient to represent an 8 x 8 block of transformed data. This representation yields satisfactory indexing results.

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