Chapter 11

Visual Search: A Large-Scale Perspective

Robinson Piramuthu, Anurag Bhardwaj, Wei Di and Neel Sundaresan,    eBay Research Labs, San Jose, CA, USA, rpiramuthu@ebay.com anbhardwaj@ebay.com wedi@ebay.com nsundaresan@ebay.com

Abstract

Advances in the proliferation of media devices as well as Internet technologies have generated massive image data sets and made them easier to access and share today. These large-scale data sources not only provide rich test beds for solving existing computer vision problems, but also pose a unique challenge for large-scale data processing that demands an effective information retrieval system to browse and search. This is also motivated by many real-world applications where visual search has been shown to ...

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