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A BOVW Based Query Generative Model

Ren, Reede, Collomosse, John and Jose, Joemon (2011) A BOVW Based Query Generative Model In: International Conference on MultiMedia Modelling (MMM).

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Bag-of-visual words (BOVW) is a local feature based framework for content-based image and video retrieval. Its performance relies on the discriminative power of visual vocabulary, i.e. the cluster set on local features. However, the optimisation of visual vocabulary is of a high complexity in a large collection. This paper aims to relax such a dependence by adapting the query generative model to BOVW based retrieval. Local features are directly projected onto latent content topics to create effective visual queries; visual word distributions are learnt around local features to estimate the contribution of a visual word to a query topic; the relevance is justified by considering concept distributions on visual words as well as on local features. Massive experiments are carried out the TRECVid 2009 collection. The notable improvement on retrieval performance shows that this probabilistic framework alleviates the problem of visual ambiguity and is able to afford visual vocabulary with relatively low discriminative power.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing
Authors : Ren, Reede, Collomosse, John and Jose, Joemon
Date : 2011
Depositing User : John Collomosse
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:43
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:10

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