Object recognition using proportion-based prior information: Application to fisheries acoustics

R. Lefort, R. Fablet, J.-M. Boucher
2011 Pattern Recognition Letters  
This paper addresses the inference of probabilistic classification models using weakly supervised learning. The main contribution of this work is the development of learning methods for training datasets consisting of groups of objects with known relative class priors. This can be regarded as a generalization of the situation addressed by Bishop and Ulusoy (2005) , where training information is given as the presence or absence of object classes in each set. Generative and discriminative
more » ... cation methods are conceived and compared for weakly supervised learning, as well as a nonlinear version of the probabilistic discriminative models. The considered models are evaluated on standard datasets and an application to fisheries acoustics is reported. The proposed proportionbased training is demonstrated to outperform model learning based on presence/absence information and the potential of the non-linear discriminative model is shown. Research highlights ► Weakly supervised learning deals with prior annotation of objects in images. ► Classification model must be assessed by using probabilities. ► Reported results promote discriminative.
doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2010.10.001 fatcat:cicrhinhkzfqvlpvvb6bcs2x3u