Multimedia Search and Mining

Established: November 18, 2013

Multimedia Search and Mining (MSM) group focuses on pattern analysis and extraction for multimedia understanding, search, and data mining. We are working on research problems in search-based image annotation, large scale visual (image and video) indexing and search, sketch-based image search, object recognition with 3D structures, and social multimedia analytics.




Video analytics

Established: March 16, 2016

Video has become ubiquitous on the Internet, broadcasting channels, as well as that captured by personal devices. This has encouraged the development of advanced techniques to analyze the semantic video content for a wide variety of applications, such as video…

Image chat

Established: February 22, 2016

Image is becoming a popular media for user communications on social networks. Then, it comes to be a natural requirement to enable chatbot to chat on images besides textual inputs. Based on MS XiaoIce(微软小冰), we explore the direction of image…

Photo Story

Established: January 25, 2016

The capability of managing personal photos is becoming crucial. In this work, we have attempted to solve the following pain points for mobile users: 1) intelligent photo tagging, best photo selection, event segmentation and album naming, 2) speech recognition and…

Network Morphism

Established: January 25, 2016

We propose a novel learning scheme called network morphism. It morphs a parent network into a child network, allowing fast knowledge transferring. The child network is able to achieve the performance of the parent network immediately, and its performance shall…


Established: January 25, 2016

We study the problem of image captioning, i.e., automatically describing an image by a sentence. This is a challenging problem, since different from other computer vision tasks such as image classification and object detection, image captioning requires not only understanding…

Food Recognition

Established: January 25, 2016

We study the problem of food image recognition via deep learning techniques. Our goal is to develop a robust service to recognize thousands of popular Asia and Western food. Several prototypes have been developed to support diverse applications. We are…

Video and Language

Established: January 14, 2016

Automatically describing video content with natural language is a fundamental challenge of computer vision. Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs), which models sequence dynamics, has attracted increasing attention on visual interpretation. In this project, we present a novel unified framework, named Long…

Mobile Video Search

Established: February 17, 2014

Mobile video is quickly becoming a mass consumer phenomenon. More and more people are using their smartphones to search and browse video contents while on the move. This project is to develop an innovative instant mobile video search system through…

MindFinder: Finding Images by Sketching

Established: August 12, 2010

Sketch-based image search is a well-known and difficult problem, in which little progress has been made in the past decade in developing a large-scale and practical sketch-based search engine. We have revisited this problem and developed a scalable solution to…