In this paper, we present a novel idea of co-clustering image features and semantic concepts. We accomplish this by modelling user feedback logs and low-level features using a bipartite graph. Our experiments demonstrate that (1) incorporating semantic information achieves better image clustering and (2) feature selection in co-clustering narrows the semantic gap, thus enabling efficient image retrieval.

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