Latent topics-based relevance feedback for video retrieval

Ruben Fernandez-Beltran, Filiberto Pla
2016 Pattern Recognition  
This work presents a novel Content-Based Video Retrieval approach in order to cope with the semantic gap challenge by means of latent topics. Firstly, a supervised topic model is proposed to transform the classical retrieval approach into a class discovery problem. Subsequently, a new probabilistic ranking function is deduced from that model to tackle the semantic gap between low-level features and high-level concepts. Finally, a shortterm relevance feedback scheme is defined where queries can
more » ... e initialised with samples from inside or outside the database. Several retrieval simulations have been carried out using three databases and seven different ranking functions to test the performance of the presented approach. Experiments revealed that the proposed ranking function is able to provide a competitive advantage within the content-based retrieval field.
doi:10.1016/j.patcog.2015.09.007 fatcat:c7gqy4xgabdv3neij54znms3wa