Title: Partial-duplicate image retrieval using spatial and visual contextual clues

Authors: Wendi Sun; Tao Wang; Zhili Zhou

Addresses: School of Computer and Software and Jiangsu Engineering Center of Network Monitoring, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China ' School of Computer and Software and Jiangsu Engineering Center of Network Monitoring, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China ' School of Computer and Software and Jiangsu Engineering Center of Network Monitoring, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing 210044, China

Abstract: The traditional bag-of-visual-words (BOW) model quantifies the local features to the visual words to achieve efficient content-based image retrieval. However, since it causes considerable quantisation error and ignores the spatial relationships between visual words, the accuracy of partial-duplicate image retrieval based on BOW model is limited. In order to reduce the quantisation error and improve the discriminability of visual words, many partial-duplicate image retrieval methods have been proposed, which make use of the advantages of the geometric clues between visual words. In this paper, we propose a novel partial-duplicate scheme by using both spatial and visual contextual clues for removing the false matches effectively, which not only encodes the relationships of orientation, distance and dominant orientation between the referential visual word and its context, but also takes the colour information between visual words into consideration. Experimental results reveal that our proposed algorithm achieves superior performance to the state-of-the-art methods for partial-duplicate image retrieval.

Keywords: partial-duplicate image retrieval; image copy detection; near-duplicate image retrieval; contextual clues; image search; BOW model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJES.2020.105937

International Journal of Embedded Systems, 2020 Vol.12 No.2, pp.186 - 194

Received: 24 Aug 2017
Accepted: 24 May 2018

Published online: 10 Mar 2020 *

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