Local Semantic Structure Captured and Instance Discriminated by Unsupervised Hashing

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    Recently, unsupervised Hashing has attracted much attention in the machine learning and information retrieval communities, due to its low storage and high search efficiency. Most of existing unsupervised Hashing methods rely on the local semantic structure of the data as the guiding information, requiring to preserve such semantic structure in the Hamming space. Thus, how to precisely represent the local structure of the data and Hashing code s becomes the key point to success. This study proposes a novel Hashing method based on self-supervised learning. Specifically, it is proposed to utilize the contrast learning to acquire a compact and accurate feature representation for each sample, and then a semantic structure matrix can be constructed for representing the similarity between samples. Meanwhile, a new loss function is proposed to preserve the semantic information and improve the discriminative ability in the Hamming space, by the spirit of the instance discrimination method proposed recently. The proposed framework is end-to-end trainable. Extensive experiments on two large-scale image retrieval data sets show that the proposed method can significantly outperform current state-of-the-art methods.

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Changsheng Li, Qixing Min, Yurong Cheng, Ye Yuan, Guoren Wang. Local Semantic Structure Captured and Instance Discriminated by Unsupervised Hashing. International Journal of Software and Informatics, 2021,11(1):55~67

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