Region-based automatic web image selection

Keiji Yanai, Kobus Barnard

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Abstract

We propose a new Web image selection method which employs the region-based bag-of-features representation. The contribution of this work is (1) to introduce the region-based bag-of-features representation into an Web image selection task where training data is incomplete, and (2) to prove its effectiveness by experiments with both generative and discriminative machine learning methods. In the experiments, we used a multiple-instance learning SVM and a standard SVM as discriminative methods, and pLSA and LDA mixture models as probabilistic generative methods. Several works on Web image filtering task with bag-of-features have been proposed so far. However, in case that the training data includes much noise, sufficient results could not be obtained. In this paper, we divide images into regions and classify each region instead of classifying whole images. By this region-based classification, we can separate foreground regions from background regions and achieve more effective image training from incomplete training data. By the experiments, we show that the results by the proposed methods outperformed the results by the whole-image-based bag-of-features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval
Pages305-312
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2010
Event2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR 2010 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2010Mar 31 2010

Publication series

NameMIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval

Other

Other2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval, MIR 2010
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period3/29/103/31/10

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Keywords

  • LDA
  • Multiple instance learning
  • PLSA
  • Region-based
  • SVM
  • Web image mining

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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Yanai, K., & Barnard, K. (2010). Region-based automatic web image selection. In MIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval (pp. 305-312). (MIR 2010 - Proceedings of the 2010 ACM SIGMM International Conference on Multimedia Information Retrieval). https://doi.org/10.1145/1743384.1743436