Learning an image manifold for retrieval

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Learning an image manifold for retrieval
We consider the problem of learning a mapping function from low-level feature space to high-level semantic space. Under the assumption that the data lie on a submanifold embedded in a high dimensional Euclidean space, we propose a relevance feedback scheme which is naturally conducted only on the image manifold in question rather than the total ambient space. While images are typically represented by feature vectors in Rn , the natural distance is often different from the distance induced by the ambient space Rn . The geodesic distances on manifold are used to measure the similarities between images. However, when the number of data points is small, it is hard to discover the intrinsic manifold structure. Based on user interactions in a relevance feedback driven query-by-example system, the intrinsic similarities between images can be accurately estimated. We then develop an algorithmic framework to approximate the optimal mapping function by a Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural netwo...
Xiaofei He, Wei-Ying Ma, HongJiang Zhang
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where MM
Authors Xiaofei He, Wei-Ying Ma, HongJiang Zhang
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