Deep multi query image retrieval

VURAL C. , Akbacak E.

SIGNAL PROCESSING-IMAGE COMMUNICATION, vol.88, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 88
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.image.2020.115970


There exist few studies investigating the mull-query image retrieval problem. Existing methods are not based on hash codes. As a result, they are not efficient and fast. In this study, we develop an efficient and fast multi-query image retrieval method when the queries are related to more than one semantic. Image hash codes are generated by a deep hashing method. Consequently, the method requires lower storage space, and it is faster compared to the existing methods. The retrieval is based on the Pareto front method. Reranking performed on the retrieved images by using non-binary deep-convolutional features increase retrieval accuracy considerably. Unlike previous studies, the method supports an arbitrary number of queries. It outperforms similar multi-query image retrieval studies in terms of retrieval time and retrieval accuracy.