Image search by concept map

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Image search by concept map
In this paper, we present a novel image search system, image search by concept map. This system enables users to indicate not only what semantic concepts are expected to appear but also how these concepts are spatially distributed in the desired images. To this end, we propose a new image search interface to enable users to formulate a query, called concept map, by intuitively typing textual queries in a blank canvas to indicate the desired spatial positions of the concepts. In the ranking process, by interpreting each textual concept as a set of representative visual instances, the concept map query is translated into a visual instance map, which is then used to evaluate the relevance of the image in the database. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.1 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Content Analysis and Indexing; H.3.5 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Online Information Services General Terms Algor...
Hao Xu, Jingdong Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li
Added 16 Aug 2010
Updated 16 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Authors Hao Xu, Jingdong Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shipeng Li
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