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an image database built for Computer Vision Research

Description Related work Downlad MISC Demo


Two sorts of images compose this database, 300 Query Images and 3,153 Database Images.
Each Query Image contains a single object within plain background. Exclusively, they are all things you can find in a supermarket.
Each Database Image captures what you see when standing about 1 meter away from a shelf in a supermarket. In such way, all 3,153 Database Images build up a complete view of all shelves in a big supermarket. Two Database Images of adjacent area have some overlapping to ensure no part of the shelves is missed.
Image resolution is either 2,272 x 1,704 or 2,592 x 1,944. Image format is Jpeg. No illumination or viewpoint constraint is adopted. Some images contain weak or strong blur.
The groundtruth is built manually.
Discussion is welcomed from

Related Work

We would highly appreciate it if you can cite our work when using this database.
Where's the Weet-Bix? ACCV (1) 2007: 800-810 BibTex
Handling Significant Scale Difference for Object Retrieval in a Supermarket, DICTA 2009BibTex
Content-based Image Retrieval: Out of the Clutter in a Big Supermarket


The total database is 2.1G in size. It is divided into 10 subsets and zipped individually for an easier download.
Database Image 1 Query Image
Database Image 2 Groundtruth
Database Image 3
Database Image 4
Database Image 5
Database Image 6
Database Image 7
Database Image 8
Database Image 9
Database Image 10

These images were originally provided in form of tgz which was a foolish decision of Yuhang. Thanks, Richard!
Together with this apology, here is a tip for opening a tgz file under linux.

tar -xzvf filename.tgz


A DEMO of our retrieval system can be found here.

Our work has been covered by press: ComputerWorld and Velocity.

about Weet-Bix:
This not very long story started with Yuhang's MPhil program. Before that he never knew what Weet-Bix is. However, when he ran his retrieval system for the first time, something called Weet-Bix was the only thing he could ever find. Thus he started a relationship with Weet-Bix, since it was the 'only' one who stood up for his work. Although his system can work much better now than ever Weet-Bix is still his dearest, because some people tell him Weet-Bix is a healthy choice for breakfast.
Has Yuhang ever put a piece of Weet-Bix into his mouth? No, never. To do that he needs to get up early enough to have breakfast first!