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Interactive visual object search through mutual information maximization

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Interactive visual object search through mutual information maximization
Searching for small objects (e.g., logos) in images is a critical yet challenging problem. It becomes more difficult when target objects differ significantly from the query object due to changes in scale, viewpoint or style, not to mention partial occlusion or cluttered backgrounds. With the goal to retrieve and accurately locate the small object in the images, we formulate the object search as the problem of finding subimages with the largest mutual information toward the query object. Each image is characterized by a collection of local features. Instead of only using the query object for matching, we propose a discriminative matching using both positive and negative queries to obtain the mutual information score. The user can verify the retrieved subimages and improve the search results incrementally. Our experiments on a challenging logo database of 10,000 images highlight the effectiveness of this approach. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Search and Retrieva...
Jingjing Meng, Junsong Yuan, Yuning Jiang, Nitya N
Added 06 Dec 2010
Updated 06 Dec 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where MM
Authors Jingjing Meng, Junsong Yuan, Yuning Jiang, Nitya Narasimhan, Venu Vasudevan, Ying Wu
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