Efficient Similarity Search Using the Earth Mover's Distance for Large Multimedia Databases
Multimedia similarity search in large databases requires efficient query processing. The Earth Mover's Distance, introduced in computer vision, is successfully used as a similarity model in a number of small-scale applications. Its computational complexity hindered its adoption in large multimedia databases.
We enable directly indexing the Earth Mover's Distance in structures such as the R-tree and the VA-file by providing the accurate 'MinDist' function to any bounding rectangle in the index. We exploit the computational structure of the new MinDist to derive a new lower bound for the EMD MinDist which is assembled from quantized partial solutions yielding very fast query processing times. We prove completeness of our approach in a multistep scheme. Extensive experiments on real world data demonstrate the high efficiency.
|Authors:||Assent I., Wichterich M., Meisen T., Seidl T.|
|Published in:||Proc. IEEE 24th International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2008), Cancun, Mexico.|
|Publisher:||IEEE Computer Society - Washington, USA|
(full paper acceptance rate 19.3%)
|Type:||Conference papers (peer reviewed)|
|Research topic:||Exploration of Multimedia Databases|