Cross-Media Retrieval Based on Query Modality and Semi-Supervised Regularization
Yihe Liu, Huaxiang Zhang†, Li Liu, Lili Meng, Yongxin Wang, and Xiao Dong
Department of Computer Science, Shandong Normal University
No. 1, University Road, Changqing District, Jinan 250358, China
Existing cross-media retrieval methods usually learn one same latent subspace for different retrieval tasks, which can only achieve a suboptimal retrieval. In this paper, we propose a novel cross-media retrieval method based on Query Modality and Semi-supervised Regularization (QMSR). Taking the cross-media retrieval between images and texts for example, QMSR learns two couples of mappings for different retrieval tasks (i.e. using images to search texts (Im2Te) or using texts to search images (Te2Im)) instead of learning one couple of mappings. QMSR learns two couples of projections by optimizing the correlation between images and texts and the semantic information of query modality (image or text), and integrates together the semi-supervised regularization, the structural information among both labeled and unlabeled data of query modality to transform different media objects from original feature spaces into two different isomorphic subspaces (Im2Te common subspace and Te2Im common subspace). Experimental results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
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