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DeepSearch: A Fast Image Search Framework for Mobile Devices
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Title: DeepSearch: A Fast Image Search Framework for Mobile Devices

 Authors: Wang, PS; Hu, QH; Fang, ZW; Zhao, CY; Cheng, J

 Author Full Names: Wang, Peisong; Hu, Qinghao; Fang, Zhiwei; Zhao, Chaoyang; Cheng, Jian


 Language: English

 Abstract: Content-based image retrieval (CBIR) is one of the most important applications of computer vision. In recent years, there have been many important advances in the development of CBIR systems, especially Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) and other deep-learning techniques. On the other hand, current CNN-based CBIR systems suffer from high computational complexity of CNNs. This problem becomes more severe as mobile applications become more and more popular. The current practice is to deploy the entire CBIR systems on the server side while the client side only serves as an image provider. This architecture can increase the computational burden on the server side, which needs to process thousands of requests per second. Moreover, sending images have the potential of personal information leakage. As the need of mobile search expands, concerns about privacy are growing. In this article, we propose a fast image search framework, named DeepSearch, which makes complex image search based on CNNs feasible on mobile phones. To implement the huge computation of CNN models, we present a tensor Block Term Decomposition (BTD) approach as well as a nonlinear response reconstruction method to accelerate the CNNs involving in object detection and feature extraction. The extensive experiments on the ImageNet dataset and Alibaba Large-scale Image Search Challenge dataset show that the proposed accelerating approach BTD can significantly speed up the CNN models and further makes CNN-based image search practical on common smart phones.

 ISSN: 1551-6857

 eISSN: 1551-6865

 Article Number: 6

 IDS Number: FW9HO

 Unique ID: WOS:000425646500006

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