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ImageEval: XRCE Approaches
Stephane Clinchant, Gabriela Csurka, Florent Perronin and Jean-Michel Renders
In: ImageEval Workshop at CVIR 2007, July 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


This document describes XRCE’s participation to Imageval, more specifically to the mixed Text-Image search. After reviewing stateof-the-art methods to exploit the correlations between texts and images in multimedia retrieval, we will examine the single-media search components and describe how we have combined them in the framework of ImagEval. It appeared that, with our current settings and the Imageval corpus, no “early fusion” approach gave significantly better results than a “late fusion” method, so that this paper is mainly dedicated to the latter approach. In this track, exploiting textual information with the Language Modelling approach alone already offered very satisfying performance, much larger than purely visual search. Still, late fusion was able to increase monomedia results by more than 10% (relative), showing the usefulness of combining both types of information, even if the purely visual retrieval component gives relatively poor results.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Multimodal Integration
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:3491
Deposited By:Gabriela Csurka
Deposited On:11 February 2008