Bloom Filters and Compact Hash Codes for Efficient and Distributed Image Retrieval

Andrea Salvi, Simone Ercoli, Marco Bertini, Alberto Del Bimbo
2016 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM)  
This paper presents a novel method for efficient image retrieval, based on a simple and effective hashing of CNN features and the use of an indexing structure based on Bloom filters. These filters are used as gatekeepers for the database of image features, allowing to avoid to perform a query if the query features are not stored in the database and speeding up the query process, without affecting retrieval performance. Thanks to the limited memory requirements the system is suitable for mobile
more » ... uitable for mobile applications and distributed databases, associating each filter to a distributed portion of the database (database shard), addressing large scale archives and allowing query parallelization. Experimental validation has been performed on three standard image retrieval datasets, outperforming state-of-the-art hashing methods in terms of precision, while the proposed indexing method obtains a 2× speedup.
doi:10.1109/ism.2016.0113 dblp:conf/ism/SalviEBB16 fatcat:fy7xmkbdyzderbmwjngzj6mm2q