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FaceFetch : An Efficient and Scalable Face Retrieval System that uses your Visual Memory

EasyChair Preprint no. 2000

10 pagesDate: November 19, 2019


Often in many situations in our life, we wish to envision the person we met but we could not recall what the person exactly look like except for a slight impression of the face. Yugo Sato introduced a face retrieval system for this problem, which utilises visual inputs from the users and attempts to retrieve the target face. The major drawback of their approach was that their system was slow and only applicable for small databases like Chicago Face Database. In this paper, we introduce a robust and scalable face retrieval system that is capable of retrieving the envisioned face from a large-scale database. Furthermore, instead of information specific to the target, our face retrieval system asks the user to select common face attributes that they remember their target face had, using which the system filters out the irrelevant faces thus speeding up the search process. Then our system asks the user to select several images that resembles with the envisioned face. On the basis of this selection, our system automatically reduces the ``semantic gap'' between human description and the computer based description of the target image. In order to evaluate our system, We conducted user studies on a large-scale database and established that our framework succeeded in beating the state of the art results in this particular task and thus proved itself to be very effective for retrieving the envisioned face image in approximately half the total number of search iterations and taking one-third of the overall search time thereby putting much less burden on the user.

Keyphrases: active learning, Deep Convolutional Neural Network, Face retrieval, online learning, relevance feedback, user interaction

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Harsh Shrivastava and P V N S Rama Krishna and Karmanya Aggarwal and Meghna P Ayyar and Yifang Yin and Rajiv Ratn Shah and Roger Zimmermann},
  title = {FaceFetch : An Efficient and Scalable Face Retrieval System that uses your Visual Memory},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 2000},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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