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With the advance of cloud computing, growing applications have been migrating to the cloud for its robustness and scalability. However, sending raw data to the cloud-based service providers will generally risk our privacy; especially for cloud-based surveillance system, where privacy is one of the major concerns as continuously recording daily life. Thus,(More)
In this work, we target at solving the Bing challenge provided by Microsoft. The task is to design an effective and efficient measurement of query terms in describing the images (image-query pairs) crawled from the web. We observe that the provided image-query pairs (e.g., text-based image retrieval results) are usually related to their surrounding text;(More)
Photos with people (e.g., family, friends, celebrities, etc.) are the major interest of users. Thus, with the exponentially growing photos, large-scale content-based face image retrieval is an enabling technology for many emerging applications. In this work, we aim to utilize automatically detected human attributes that contain semantic cues of the face(More)
An efficient indexing method is essential for content-based image retrieval with the exponential growth in large-scale videos and photos. Recently, hash-based methods (e.g., locality sensitive hashing - LSH) have been shown efficient for similarity search. We extend such hash-based methods for retrieving images represented by bags of (high-dimensional)(More)
Image object retrieval – locating image occurrences of specific objects in large-scale image collections – is essential for manipulating the sheer amount of photos. Current solutions, mostly based on bags-of-words model, suffer from low recall rate and do not resist noises caused by the changes in lighting, viewpoints, and even occlusions. We propose to(More)
Multiple object localization and recognition has been an important problem in recent years not only because of its difficulty to be time efficient but also due to many different schemes of widespread applications. In many previous works, only a limited amount of object models contribute to less computational time. However, they tend to not work efficiently(More)
We have witnessed the exponential growth of images and videos with the prevalence of capture devices and the ease of social services such as Flickr and Facebook. Meanwhile, enormous media collections are along with rich contextual cues such as tags, geo-locations, descriptions, and time. To obtain desired images, users usually issue a query to a search(More)
We aim to develop a scalable face image retrieval system which can integrate with partial identity information to improve the retrieval result. To achieve this goal, we first apply sparse coding on local features extracted from face images combining with inverted indexing to construct an efficient and scalable face retrieval system. We then propose a novel(More)
Recently, smart phones not only perform the basic communication function but also become the first choice in information collection. For instance, when smartphone users want to obtain relevant information about the products on the shelf, all they have to do is take a snapshot and send it back to the server. In order to save time and effort for the users, it(More)
Retrieving relevant videos from a large corpus on mobile devices is a vital challenge. This paper addresses two key issues for mobile search on user-generated videos. The first is the lack of good relevance measurement, due to the unconstrained nature of online videos, for learning semantic-rich representations. The second is due to the limited resource on(More)