Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

Fast approximate nearest neighbor (ANN) search technique for high-dimensional feature indexing and retrieval is the crux of large-scale image retrieval. A recent promising technique is product quantization, which attempts to index high-dimensional image features by decomposing the feature space into a Cartesian product of low-dimensional subspaces and quantizing each of them separately. Despite the promising results reported, their quantization approach follows the typical hard assignment of traditional quantization methods, which may result in large quantization errors, and thus, inferior search performance. Unlike the existing approaches, in this paper, we propose a novel approach called sparse product quantization (SPQ) to encoding the high-dimensional feature vectors into sparse representation. We optimize the sparse representations of the feature vectors by minimizing their quantization errors, making the resulting representation is essentially close to the original data in practice. Experiments show that the proposed SPQ technique is not only able to compress data, but also an effective encoding technique. We obtain state-of-the-art results for ANN search on four public image datasets and the promising results of content-based image retrieval further validate the efficacy of our proposed method.

Keywords

Approximate nearest neighbor (ANN) search, image retrieval, product quantization, sparse representation

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

Volume

19

Issue

3

First Page

586

Last Page

597

ISSN

1520-9210

Identifier

10.1109/TMM.2016.2625260

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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/TMM.2016.2625260

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