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In PeerJ. Computer science

With the popularity of wine culture and the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, wine label image retrieval becomes more and more important. Taking an wine label image as an input, the goal of this task is to return the wine information that the user hopes to know, such as the main brand and sub-brand of the wine. The main challenge in wine label image retrieval task is that there are a large number of wine brands with the imbalance of their sample images which strongly affects the training of the retrieval system based on deep learning. To solve this problem, this article adopts a distribted strategy and proposes two distributed retrieval frameworks. It is demonstrated by the experimental results on the large scale wine label dataset and the Oxford flowers dataset that both our proposed distributed retrieval frameworks are effective and even greatly outperform the previous state-of-the-art retrieval models.

Li Xiaoqing, Ma Jinwen


Distributed strategy, Inter-class imbalance, Wine label image retrieval