Sung-eui Yoon, Copyright 2020
This is an on-going book that I'm writing. This covers basic concepts of image search and related topics
such as descriptors, indexing schemes, and matching techniques.
t will also cover many advanced techniques including some of recent techniques.
Why am I writing this book?
Search is one of fundamental tools for identifying and retrieving relevant information. Since images and videos are getting more widely used thanks to various devices advances (e.g., mobile phones and camera), there have been growing demands for image search.
Even though it has been heavily studied, various topics related to image search have not been coherently treated yet.
Albeit the importance of image search, there have been only few books that cover topics related to the image search.
Also, those books are rather expensive and did not cover recent
topics. I'll thus make my book totally free and easily accessible at the web.
I will also discuss recent topics. Once materials of my book are mature, I'll
try to publish my book at some publisher. Nonetheless, the book will be
available freely on the web, as one of my prior books Rendering by Sung-eui Yoon
Current materials are rough and can have many errors.
Please understand that these materials are in their early stages, and are not
seriously reviewed yet. At many cases, I did not even review my writing yet.
Nonetheless, I distribute these materials in a hope that they may be useful
for some persons. Let me know if you want to provide some feedback on my
writing and materials discussed here.
In order to efficiently writing this book, I will try to re-use existing
materials (e.g., figures and tables) of published papers here. I acknowledge
original sources of all those materials. If you found that some materials are
not properly acknowledged, please send me an email about this. Once materials
of this book are mature, I will take actions to get proper permission from
those original sources (e.g., ACM).
Mar-19, 2020: upload a version of intro and image descriptor
Sep-29, 2018: upload a version of unsuperivsed learning