Discriminative Random Fields

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Discriminative Random Fields
In this research we address the problem of classification and labeling of regions given a single static natural image. Natural images exhibit strong spatial dependencies, and modeling these dependencies in a principled manner is crucial to achieve good classification accuracy. In this work, we present Discriminative Random Fields (DRFs) to model spatial interactions in images in a discriminative framework based on the concept of Conditional Random Fields proposed by Lafferty et al (Lafferty et al., 2001). The DRFs classify image regions by incorporating neighborhood spatial interactions in the labels as well as the observed data. The DRF framework offers several advantages over the conventional Markov Random Field (MRF) framework. First, the DRFs allow to relax the strong assumption of conditional independence of the observed data generally used in the MRF framework for tractability. This assumption is too restrictive for a large number of applications in computer vision. Second, the ...
Sanjiv Kumar, Martial Hebert
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where IJCV
Authors Sanjiv Kumar, Martial Hebert
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