Distributed Architecture for Large Scale Image-Based Search

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Distributed Architecture for Large Scale Image-Based Search
In recent years, some computer vision algorithms such as SIFT (Scale Invariant Feature Transform) have been employed in image similarity match to perform image-based search applications. However, with the increasing scale of image databases, centralized image retrieval system no longer provide adequate prompt search. In this paper, we design a scalable distributed architecture, which is analog to web search engine, for efficient large-scale image retrieval. In our distributed architecture, images are partitioned to multiple servers and an index is built. Administrated by a controlling server, each distributed server matches query image in its own image sub-collection in parallel and returns the intermediate search results, a list of images similar to query image, to the controlling server for further re-ranking and merging. An evaluation of the results shows that our distributed architecture removes the limitation of a centralized image retrieval system. By performing reasonable index...
Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Wei-Ying Ma
Added 03 Jun 2010
Updated 03 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2007
Authors Yu Zheng, Xing Xie, Wei-Ying Ma
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