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A weighted distance approach to relevance feedback

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4 Author(s)
Aksoy, S. ; Intelligent Syst. Lab., Washington Univ., Seattle, WA, USA ; Haralick, R.M. ; Cheikh, F.A. ; Gabbouj, M.

Content-based image retrieval systems use low-level features like color and texture for image representation. Given these representations as feature vectors, similarity between images is measured by computing distances in the feature space. Unfortunately, these low-level features cannot always capture the high-level concept of similarity in human perception. Relevance feedback tries to improve the performance by allowing iterative retrievals where the feedback information from the user is incorporated into the database search. We present a weighted distance approach where the weights are the ratios of standard deviations of the feature values both for the whole database and also among the images selected as relevant by the user. The feedback is used for both independent and incremental updating of the weights and these weights are used to iteratively refine the effects of different features in the database search. Retrieval performance is evaluated using average precision and progress that are computed on a database of approximately 10,000 images and an average performance improvement of 19% is obtained after the first iteration

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Pattern Recognition, 2000. Proceedings. 15th International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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2000