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Large scale visual search

Promotor: J.N. Kok, Co-promotor: M.S. Lew

Song Wu
22 December 2016
Thesis in Leiden Repository

With the ever-growing amount of image data on the web, much attention has been devoted to large scale image search. It is one of the most challenging problems in computer vision for several reasons. First, it must address various appearance transformations such as changes in perspective, rotation and scale existing in the huge amount of image data. Second, it needs to minimize memory requirements and computational cost when generating image representations. Finally, it needs to construct an efficient index space and a suitable similarity measure to reduce the response time to the users. This thesis aims to provide robust image representations that are less sensitive to above mentioned appearance transformations and are suitable for large scale image retrieval. Although this thesis makes a substantial number of contributions to large scale image retrieval, we also presented additional challenges and future research based on the contributions in this thesis.