Efficient multi-step query processing for EMD-based similarity

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Efficient multi-step query processing for EMD-based similarity
Abstract. Similarity search in large multimedia databases requires efficient query processing based on suitable similarity models. Similarity models consist of a feature extraction step as well as a distance defined for these features, and they demand an efficient algorithm for retrieving similar objects under this model. In this work, we focus on the Earth Movers Distance (EMD), a recently introduced similarity model which has been successfully employed in numerous applications and has been reported as well reflecting human perceptual similarity. As its computation is complex, the direct application of the EMD to large, high-dimensional databases is not feasible. To remedy this and allow users to benefit from the high quality of the model even in larger settings, we developed various lower bounds for the EMD to be used in index-supported multistep query processing algorithms. We prove that our algorithms are complete, thus producing no false drops. We also show that it is highly effic...
Ira Assent, Thomas Seidl
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Updated 30 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Ira Assent, Thomas Seidl
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