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Efficient near-duplicate image detection with a local-based binary representation

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Efficient near-duplicate image detection is important for several applications that feature extraction and matching need to be taken online. Most image representations targeting at conventional image retrieval problems are either computationally expensive to extract and match, or limited in robustness. Aiming at this problem, in this paper, we propose an effective and efficient local-based representation method to encode an image as a binary vector, which is called Local-based Binary Representation (LBR). Local regions are extracted densely from the image, and each region is converted to a simple and effective feature describing its texture. A statistical histogram can be calculated over all the local features, and then it is encoded to a binary vector as the holistic image representation. The proposed binary representation jointly utilizes the local region texture and global visual distribution of the image, based on which a similarity measure can be applied to detect near-duplicate image effectively. The binary encoding scheme can not only greatly speed up the online computation, but also reduce memory cost in real applications. In experiments the precision and recall, as well as computational time of the proposed method are compared with other state-of-the-art image representations and LBR shows clear advantages on online near-duplicate image detection and video keyframe detection tasks.

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This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China (No. 61300056), the Ph.D. Programs Foundation of Ministry of Education of China (No. 20133401120005), the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 1408085QF118), the Open Project Program of the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR) (No. 201306282) and a grant from Shenzhen Science and Technology Project (No. ZDS Y20120617113312191).

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Nian, F., Li, T., Wu, X. et al. Efficient near-duplicate image detection with a local-based binary representation. Multimed Tools Appl 75, 2435–2452 (2016).

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