Web-scale image search engines (e.g. Google Image Search, Bing Image Search) mostly rely on surrounding text features. It is difficult for them to interpret users’ search intention only by query keywords and this leads to ambiguous and noisy search results which are far from satisfactory. It is important to use visual information in order to solve the ambiguity in text-based image retrieval. In this paper, we propose a novel Internet image search approach. It only requires the user to click on one query image with the minimum effort and images from a pool retrieved by text-based search are re-ranked based on both visual and textual content.
Keywords: Image search, Query, Text based search, User target
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