From region similarity to category discovery

Carolina Galleguillos, Brian McFee, Serge Belongie, Gert Lanckriet
2011 CVPR 2011  
The goal of object category discovery is to automatically identify groups of image regions which belong to some new, previously unseen category. This task is typically performed in a purely unsupervised setting, and as a result, performance depends critically upon accurate assessments of similarity between unlabeled image regions. To improve the accuracy of category discovery, we develop a novel multiple kernel learning algorithm based on structural SVM, which optimizes a similarity space for
more » ... ilarity space for nearest-neighbor prediction. The optimized space is then used to cluster unlabeled data and identify new categories. Experimental results on the MSRC and PASCAL VOC2007 data sets indicate that using an optimized similarity metric can improve clustering for category discovery. Furthermore, we demonstrate that including both labeled and unlabeled training data when optimizing the similarity metric can improve the overall quality of the system.
doi:10.1109/cvpr.2011.5995527 dblp:conf/cvpr/GalleguillosMBL11 fatcat:xhwqhbnhijdoxfmdk52n5xxanm