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Improving Query Expansion for Image Retrieval via Saliency and Picturability

  • Chee Wee Leong
  • Samer Hassan
  • Miguel Enrique Ruiz
  • Rada Mihalcea
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6941)

Abstract

In this paper, we present a Wikipedia-based approach to query expansion for the task of image retrieval, by combining salient encyclopaedic concepts with the picturability of words. Our model generates the expanded query terms in a definite two-stage process instead of multiple iterative passes, requires no manual feedback, and is completely unsupervised. Preliminary results show that our proposed model is effective in a comparative study on the ImageCLEF 2010 Wikipedia dataset.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chee Wee Leong
    • 1
  • Samer Hassan
    • 1
  • Miguel Enrique Ruiz
    • 2
  • Rada Mihalcea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North TexasUSA
  2. 2.School of Library and Information ManagementEmporia State UniversityUSA

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