Augmented Image Retrieval using Multi-order Object Layout with Attributes

Xiaochun Cao, Xingxing Wei, Xiaojie Guo, Yahong Han, Jinhui Tang
2014 Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia - MM '14  
In image retrieval, users' search intention is usually specif ed by textual queries, exemplar images, concept maps, and even sketches, which can only express the search intention partially. These query strategies lack the abilities to indicate the Regions Of Interests (ROIs) and represent the spatial or semantic correlations among the ROIs, which results in the so-called semantic gap between users' search intention and images' low-level visual content. In this paper, we propose a novel image
more » ... rch method, which allows the users to indicate any number of Regions Of Interest (ROIs) within the query as well as utilize various semantic concepts and spatial relations to search images. Specif cally, we f rstly propose a structured descriptor to jointly represent the categories, attributes, and spatial relations among objects. Then, based on the def ned descriptor, our method ranks the images in the database according to the matching scores w.r.t. the category, attribute, and spatial relations. We conduct the experiments on the aPascal and aYahoo datasets, and experimental results show the advantage of the proposed method compared to the state of the arts.
doi:10.1145/2647868.2654972 dblp:conf/mm/CaoWGHT14 fatcat:wbe6d7mfxvcxjghhv5eibycmfu