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T-IRS: Textual Query Based Image Retrieval System for Consumer Photos

By Yiming Liu, Dong Xu and Ivor W. Tsang


In this demonstration, we present a (quasi) real-time textual query based image retrieval system (T-IRS) for consumer photos by leveraging millions of web images and their associated rich textual descriptions (captions, categories, etc.). After a user provides a textual query (e.g., “boat”), our system automatically finds the positive web images that are related to the textual query “boat ” as well as the negative web images which are irrelevant to the textual query. Based on these automatically retrieved positive and negative web images, we employ the decision stump ensemble classifier to rank personal consumer photos. To further improve the photo retrieval performance, we also develop a novel relevance feedback method, referred to as Cross-Domain Regularized Regression (CDRR), which effectively utilizes both the web images and the consumer images. Our system is inherently not limited by any predefined lexicon

Topics: Algorithms, Experimentation, Performance Keywords Text based Photo Retrieval, Cross Domain Learning Retrieval
Year: 2010
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