Query expansion with pairwise learning in object retrieval challenge

Hao Liu, Atsushi Shimada, Xing Xu, Hajime Nagahara, Hideaki Uchiyama, Rin Ichiro Taniguchi

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Making a reasonable ranking on images in dataset is one of the main objectives for object retrieval challenge, and in this paper we intend to improve the ranking quality. We follow the idea of query expansion in previous researches. Based on the use of bag-of-visual-words model, tf-idf scoring and spatial verification, previous method applied a pointwise style learning in query expansion stage, using but not fully exploring verification results. We intend to extend their learning approach for better discriminative power in retrieval. In re-ranking stage we propose a method using pairwise learning, instead of pointwise learning previously used. We could obtain more reliable ranking on a shortlist of examples. If this verification itself is reliable, a good re-ranking should best preserve this sub-ranking order. Thus in our proposed method, we are motivated to leverage a pairwise learning method to incorporate the ranking sequential information more efficiently. We evaluate and compare our proposed method with previous methods over Oxford 5k dataset, a standard benchmark dataset, where our method achieve better mean average precision and showed better discriminative power.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 Frontiers of Computer Vision, FCV 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917204
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2015
Event2015 21st Korea-Japan Joint Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision, FCV 2015 - Mokpo, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jan 28 2015Jan 30 2015

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Name2015 Frontiers of Computer Vision, FCV 2015


Other2015 21st Korea-Japan Joint Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision, FCV 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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