Partition Min-Hash for Partial Duplicate Image Discovery

David C. Lee, Qifa Ke, Michael Isard

Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV 2010) |

Published by Springer Verlag

In this paper, we propose Partition min-Hash (PmH), a novel hashing scheme for discovering partial duplicate images from a large database. Unlike the standard min-Hash algorithm that assumes a bag of words image representation, our approach utilizes the fact that duplicate regions among images are often localized. By theoretical analysis, simulation, and empirical study, we show that PmH outperforms standard min-Hash in terms of recision and recall, while being orders of magnitude faster. When combined with the start-of-the-art Geometric min-Hash algorithm, our approach speeds up hashing by 10 times without losing precision or recall. When given a fixed time budget, our method achieves much higher recall than the state-of-the-art.