Scene Classification Using Spatial Pyramid of Latent Topics

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Scene Classification Using Spatial Pyramid of Latent Topics
We propose a scene classification method, which combines two popular methods in the literature: Spatial Pyramid Matching (SPM) and probabilistic Latent Semantic Analysis (pLSA) modeling. The proposed scheme called Cascaded pLSA performs pLSA in a hierarchical sense after the soft-weighted BoW representation based on dense local features is extracted. We associate spatial layout information by dividing each image into overlapping regions iteratively at different resolution levels and implementing a pLSA model for each region individually. Finally, an image is represented by concatenated topic distributions of each region. In performance evaluation, we compare the proposed method with the most successful methods in the literature, using the popular 15-class-dataset. In the experiments, it is seen that our method slightly outperforms the others in that particular dataset. Keywords-spatial pyramid matching; probabilistic latent semantic analysis; scene classification; bag of words
Emrah Ergul, Nafiz Arica
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Updated 12 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICPR
Authors Emrah Ergul, Nafiz Arica
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