Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

To Project More or to Quantize More: Minimize Reconstruction Bias for Learning Compact Binary Codes / 2181
Zhe Wang, Ling-Yu Duan, Junsong Yuan, Tiejun Huang, Wen Gao

We present a novel approach called Minimal Reconstruction Bias Hashing (MRH) to learn similarity preserving binary codes that jointly optimize both projection and quantization stages. Our work tackles an important problem of how to elegantly connect optimizing projection with optimizing quantization, and to maximize the complementary effects of two stages. Distinct from previous works, MRH can adaptively adjust the projection dimensionality to balance the information loss between projection and quantization. It is formulated as a problem of minimizing reconstruction bias of compressed signals. Extensive experiment results have shown the proposed MRH significantly outperforms a variety of state-of-the-art methods over several widely used benchmarks.