Independent feature analysis for image retrieval

Jing Peng, Bir Bhanu

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Content-based image retrieval methods based on the Euclidean metric expect the feature space to be isotropic. They suffer from unequal differential relevance of features in computing the similarity between images in the input feature space. We propose a learning method that attempts to overcome this limitation by capturing local differential relevance of features based on user feedback. This feedback, in the form of accept or reject examples generated in response to a query image, is used to locally estimate the strength of features along each dimension while taking into consideration the correlation between features. This results in local neighborhoods that are constricted along feature dimensions that are most relevant, while enlongated along less relevant ones. In addition to exploring and exploiting local principal information, the system seeks a global space for efficient independent feature analysis by combining such local information. We provide experimental results that demonstrate the efficacy of our technique using real-world data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMachine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition - 1st International Workshop, MLDM 1999, Proceedings
EditorsPetra Perner, Maria Petrou
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540665994, 9783540665991
StatePublished - 1999
Event1st International Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 1999 - Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 16 Sep 199918 Sep 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other1st International Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 1999


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