Multi-modal joint embedding for fashion product retrieval

A. Rubio, LongLong Yu, E. Simo-Serra, F. Moreno-Noguer
2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)  
Finding a product in the fashion world can be a daunting task. Everyday, e-commerce sites are updating with thousands of images and their associated metadata (textual information), deepening the problem, akin to finding a needle in a haystack. In this paper, we leverage both the images and textual metadata and propose a joint multi-modal embedding that maps both the text and images into a common latent space. Distances in the latent space correspond to similarity between products, allowing us
more » ... effectively perform retrieval in this latent space, which is both efficient and accurate. We train this embedding using large-scale real world e-commerce data by both minimizing the similarity between related products and using auxiliary classification networks to that encourage the embedding to have semantic meaning. We compare against existing approaches and show significant improvements in retrieval tasks on a large-scale e-commerce dataset. We also provide an analysis of the different metadata.
doi:10.1109/icip.2017.8296311 dblp:conf/icip/RubioYSM17 fatcat:wi4onryz6rcfxnc2e5jcrslzym