Towards Universal Visual Vocabularies

  • Many content-based image mining systems extract local features from images to obtain an image description based on discrete feature occurrences. Such applications require a visual vocabulary also known as visual codebook or visual dictionary to discretize the extracted high-dimensional features to visual words in an efficient yet accurate way. Once such an application operates on images of a very specific domain the question arises if a vocabulary built from those domain-specific images needs to be used or if a "universal" visual vocabulary can be used instead. A universal visual vocabulary may be computed from images of a different domain once and then be re-used for various applications and other domains. We therefore evaluate several visual vocabularies from different image domains by determining their performance at pLSA-based image classification on several datasets. We empirically conclude that vocabularies suit our classification tasks equally well disregarding the image domainMany content-based image mining systems extract local features from images to obtain an image description based on discrete feature occurrences. Such applications require a visual vocabulary also known as visual codebook or visual dictionary to discretize the extracted high-dimensional features to visual words in an efficient yet accurate way. Once such an application operates on images of a very specific domain the question arises if a vocabulary built from those domain-specific images needs to be used or if a "universal" visual vocabulary can be used instead. A universal visual vocabulary may be computed from images of a different domain once and then be re-used for various applications and other domains. We therefore evaluate several visual vocabularies from different image domains by determining their performance at pLSA-based image classification on several datasets. We empirically conclude that vocabularies suit our classification tasks equally well disregarding the image domain they were derived from.show moreshow less

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Author:Christian X. Ries, Stefan RombergGND, Rainer LienhartGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:384-opus4-11664
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/1417
Series (Serial Number):Reports / Technische Berichte der Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik der Universität Augsburg (2010-05)
Type:Report
Language:English
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2010/07/22
Tag:visual vocabulary; visual words; image classification
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Multimedia und Maschinelles Sehen
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht