Correlation Verification for Image Retrieval

Seongwon Lee, Hongje Seong, Suhyeon Lee, Euntai Kim

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Geometric verification is considered a de facto solution for the re-ranking task in image retrieval. In this study, we propose a novel image retrieval re-ranking network named Correlation Verification Networks (CVNet). Our proposed network, comprising deeply stacked 4D convolutional layers, gradually compresses dense feature correlation into image similarity while learning diverse geometric matching patterns from various image pairs. To enable cross-scale matching, it builds feature pyramids and constructs cross-scale feature correlations within a single inference, replacing costly multi-scale inferences. In addition, we use curriculum learning with the hard negative mining and Hide-and-Seek strategy to handle hard samples without losing generality. Our proposed re-ranking network shows state-of-the-art performance on several retrieval benchmarks with a significant margin (+12.6% in mAP on ROxford-Hard+1M set) over state-of-the-art methods. The source code and models are available online: ht tps: / /gi thub. com/ sungonce/CVNet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781665469463
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2022 Jun 192022 Jun 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
ISSN (Print)1063-6919


Conference2022 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Acknowledgements. This work was supported by the Industry Core Technology Development Project, 20005062, Development of Artificial Intelligence Robot Autonomous Navigation Technology for Agile Movement in Crowded Space, funded by the Ministry of Trade, industry & Energy (MOTIE, Republic of Korea).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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