We proposed a query-by-example geographic object search method for users that do not know well about the place they are in. Geographic objects, such as restaurants, are often retrieved using an attribute-based or keyword query. These queries, however, are difficult to use for users that have little knowledge on the place where they want to search. The proposed query-by-example method allows users to query by selecting examples in familiar places for retrieving objects in unfamiliar places.
- Makoto P. Kato, Hiroaki Ohshima, Katsumi Tanaka: Content-based Retrieval for Heterogeneous Domains: Domain Adaptation by Relative Aggregation Points. In Proc. of the 35th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2012), pp. 811-820, 2012.