Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

1-2013

Abstract

With the popularity of social media websites, extensive research efforts have been dedicated to tag-based social image search. Both visual information and tags have been investigated in the research field. However, most existing methods use tags and visual characteristics either separately or sequentially in order to estimate the relevance of images. In this paper, we propose an approach that simultaneously utilizes both visual and textual information to estimate the relevance of user tagged images. The relevance estimation is determined with a hypergraph learning approach. In this method, a social image hypergraph is constructed, where vertices represent images and hyperedges represent visual or textual terms. Learning is achieved with use of a set of pseudo-positive images, where the weights of hyperedges are updated throughout the learning process. In this way, the impact of different tags and visual words can be automatically modulated. Finally, comparative results of the experiments conducted on a dataset including 370+ images are presented, which demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

Keywords

Hypergraph Learning, Social image search, Tag, Visual-textual

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

363

Last Page

376

ISSN

1057-7149

Identifier

10.1109/TIP.2012.2202676

Publisher

IEEE

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1109/TIP.2012.2202676

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