A systematic study of the role of context on image classification

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A systematic study of the role of context on image classification
We present the results of a systematic study of the contextual gain hypothesis for image classification. This hypothesis relates the traditional strategy of direct visual classification (DVC), and an alternative strategy based on indirect contextual classification (ICC). DVC is composed of classifiers that operate directly on pixel or feature based image representations. ICC relies on DVC to label images with respect to a pre-defined set of contextual semantic features. Image classification is then performed by a classifier that operates on the semantic space of these classifier outputs. The contextual gain hypothesis states that, in this semantic space, it is possible to design classifiers with better accuracy than those achievable with DVC. A framework for the systematic comparison of the DVC and ICC strategies is introduced, and an extensive comparison of the performance of the two strategies is carried out. Its results strongly suggest that the contextual gain hypothesis ...
Nikhil Rasiwasia, Nuno Vasconcelos
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICIP
Authors Nikhil Rasiwasia, Nuno Vasconcelos
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