A picture is worth a thousand words : content-based image retrieval techniques

Leiden Repository

A picture is worth a thousand words : content-based image retrieval techniques

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: A picture is worth a thousand words : content-based image retrieval techniques
Author: Thomée, Bart
Publisher: Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Faculty of Science, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2010-11-03
Keywords: Content-based image retrieval
Artificial imagination
Near-duplicate image detection
Visual exploration and search
Large-scale search
Web search
Scene completion
Abstract: In my dissertation I investigate techniques for improving the state of the art in content-based image retrieval. To place my work into context, I highlight the current trends and challenges in my field by analyzing over 200 recent articles. Next, I propose a novel paradigm called ‘artificial imagination’, which gives the retrieval system the power to imagine and think along with the user in terms of what she is looking for. I then introduce a new user interface for visualizing and exploring image collections, empowering the user to navigate large collections based on her own needs and preferences, while simultaneously providing her with an accurate sense of what the database has to offer. In the later chapters I present work dealing with millions of images and focus in particular on high-performance techniques that minimize memory and computational use for both near-duplicate image detection and web search. Finally, I show early work on a scene completion-based image retrieval engine, which synthesizes realistic imagery that matches what the user has in mind.
Description: Promotor: J.N. Kok, Co-promotor: M.S. Lew
With Summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Citation: Thomée, B., 2010, Doctoral Thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: ASCI Dissertation Series : 216
Sponsor: NWO
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/16108
 

Files in this item

Description Size View
text/html Links to published articles 12.95Kb View/Open
application/pdf Cover 4.255Mb View/Open
application/pdf Full text 6.797Mb View/Open
application/pdf Propositions 28.03Kb View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)