Merih Seran Uysal

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Determining similarities among data objects is a core task of content-based multimedia retrieval systems. Approximating data object contents via flexible feature representations, such as feature signatures, multimedia retrieval systems frequently determine similarities among data objects by applying distance functions. In this paper, we compare major(More)
Determining similarity is a fundamental task in querying multimedia databases in a content-based way. For this challenging task, there exist numerous similarity models which measure the similarity among objects by using their contents. In order to cope with voluminous multimedia data, similarity models are supposed to be both effective and efficient. To(More)
A frequently encountered query type in multimedia databases is the k-nearest neighbor query which finds the k-nearest neighbors of a given query. To speed up such queries and to meet the user requirements in low response time, approximation techniques play an important role. In this paper, we present an efficient approximation technique applicable to(More)
The Earth Mover's Distance, proposed in computer vision as a distance-based similarity model reflecting the human perceptual similarity, has been widely utilized in numerous domains for similarity search applicable on both feature histograms and signatures. While efficiency improvement methods towards the Earth Mover's Distance were frequently investigated(More)
The recent rapid growth of scientific data necessitates efficient similarity search techniques for which convenient object representation models are of vital importance. Feature signatures denoting highly flexible object feature representations have increasingly gained attention for which corresponding efficiency improvement techniques are developed. In(More)
The highly increasing amount of multimedia data leads to extremely growing databases which support users in searching and exploring the database contents. Content-based searching for similar objects inside such vivid and voluminous multimedia databases is typically accompanied by an immense amount of costly similarity computations among the stored data(More)
With the continuous rise of multimedia, the question of how to access large-scale multimedia databases efficiently has become of crucial importance. Given a multimedia database comprising millions of multimedia objects, how to approximate the content-based properties of the corresponding feature representations in order to carry out similarity search(More)