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Interactive Trademark Image Retrieval by Fusing Semantic and Visual Content

M. Rusinol, D. Aldavert, D. Karatzas, R. Toledo and J. Llados

Advances in Information Retrieval. Proceedings of the Thirty-third European Conference on Information Retrieval, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, volume 6611, Springer, pp 314-325, 2011


In this paper we propose an efficient queried-by-example retrieval system which is able to retrieve trademark images by similarity from patent and trademark offices’ digital libraries. Logo images are described by both their semantic content, by means of the Vienna codes, and their visual contents, by using shape and color as visual cues. The trademark descriptors are then indexed by a locality-sensitive hashing data structure aiming to perform approximate k-NN search in high dimensional spaces in sub-linear time. The resulting ranked lists are combined by using a weighted Condorcet method and a relevance feedback step helps to iteratively revise the query and refine the obtained results. The experiments demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of this system on a realistic and large dataset.

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