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Sketch Less for More: On-the-Fly Fine-Grained Sketch Based Image Retrieval

Song, Yi-Zhe (2020) Sketch Less for More: On-the-Fly Fine-Grained Sketch Based Image Retrieval In: CVPR 2020, 2020-06-14-2020-06-19.

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Abstract

Fine-grained sketch-based image retrieval (FG-SBIR) addresses the problem of retrieving a particular photo instance given a user’s query sketch. Its widespread applicability is however hindered by the fact that drawing a sketch takes time, and most people struggle to draw a complete and faithful sketch. In this paper, we reformulate the conventional FG-SBIR framework to tackle these challenges, with the ultimate goal of retrieving the target photo with the least number of strokes possible. We further propose an on-the-fly design that starts retrieving as soon as the user starts drawing. To accomplish this, we devise a reinforcement learning based cross-modal retrieval framework that directly optimizes rank of the ground-truth photo over a complete sketch drawing episode. Additionally, we introduce a novel reward scheme that circumvents the problems related to irrelevant sketch strokes, and thus provides us with a more consistent rank list during the retrieval. We achievesuperiorearly-retrievalefficiencyoverstate-of-theartmethodsandalternativebaselinesontwopubliclyavailable fine-grained sketch retrieval datasets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
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Song, Yi-Zhey.song@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 27 February 2020
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Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 07 Oct 2020 17:23
Last Modified : 07 Oct 2020 17:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858717

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