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Consistent Visual Words Mining with Adaptive Sampling


State-of-the-art large-scale object retrieval systems usually combine efficient Bag-of-Words indexing models with a spatial verification re-ranking stage to improve query performance. In this paper we propose to directly discover spatially verified visual words as a batch process. Contrary to previous related methods based on feature sets hashing or clustering, we suggest not trading recall for efficiency by sticking on an accurate two-stage matching strategy. The problem then rather becomes a sampling issue: how to effectively and efficiently select relevant query regions while minimizing the number of tentative probes? We therefore introduce an adaptive weighted sampling scheme, starting with some prior distribution and iteratively converging to unvisited regions. Interestingly, the proposed paradigm is generalizable to any input prior distribution, including specific visual concept detectors or efficient hashing-based methods. We show in the experiments that the proposed method allows to discover highly interpretable visual words while providing excellent recall and image representativity.
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hal-00642202 , version 1 (17-11-2011)



Pierre Letessier, Olivier Buisson, Alexis Joly. Consistent Visual Words Mining with Adaptive Sampling. ICMR'11 - International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, Apr 2011, Trento, Italy. pp.0-0, ⟨10.1145/1991996.1992045⟩. ⟨hal-00642202⟩
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