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Title: Localized content-based image retrieval through evidence region identification
Authors: Li, Wu-Jun
Yeung, Dit-Yan
Keywords: Evidence region identification
Localized content-based image retrieval
Multiple instance learning
Support vector machine
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Citation: Proceedings IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, (CVPR 2009), 20-25 June 2009, Miami, FL, USA, p. 1666-1673
Abstract: Over the past decade, multiple-instance learning (MIL) has been successfully utilized to model the localized content-based image retrieval (CBIR) problem, in which a bag corresponds to an image and an instance corresponds to a region in the image. However, existing feature representation schemes are not effective enough to describe the bags in MIL, which hinders the adaptation of sophisticated single-instance learning (SIL) methods for MIL problems. In this paper, we first propose an evidence region (or evidence instance) identification method to identify the evidence regions supporting the labels of the images (i.e., bags). Then, based on the identified evidence regions, a very effective feature representation scheme, which is also very computationally efficient and robust to labeling noise, is proposed to describe the bags. As a result, the MIL problem is converted into a standard SIL problem and a support vector machine (SVM) can be easily adapted for localized CBIR. Experimental results on two challenging data sets show that our method, called EC-SVM, can outperform the state-of-the-art methods in terms of accuracy, robustness and efficiency.
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