Ranking and Retrieval of Image Sequences From Multiple Paragraph Queries

Gunhee Kim, Seungwhan Moon, Leonid Sigal; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1993-2001

Abstract


We propose a method to rank and retrieve image sequences from a natural language text query, consisting of multiple sentences or paragraphs. One of the method's key applications is to visualize visitors' text-only reviews on TRIPADVISOR or YELP, by automatically retrieving the most illustrative image sequences. While most previous work has dealt with the relations between a natural language sentence and an image or a video, our work extends to the relations between paragraphs and image sequences. Our approach leverages the vast user-generated resource of blog posts and photo streams on the Web. We use blog posts as text-image parallel training data that co-locate informative text with representative images that are carefully selected by users. We exploit large-scale photo streams to augment the image samples for retrieval. We design a latent structural SVM framework to learn the semantic relevance relations between text and image sequences. We present both quantitative and qualitative results on the newly created DISNEYLAND dataset.

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@InProceedings{Kim_2015_CVPR,
author = {Kim, Gunhee and Moon, Seungwhan and Sigal, Leonid},
title = {Ranking and Retrieval of Image Sequences From Multiple Paragraph Queries},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}