Towards Optimal Naive Bayes Nearest Neighbor

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Towards Optimal Naive Bayes Nearest Neighbor
Abstract. Naive Bayes Nearest Neighbor (NBNN) is a feature-based image classifier that achieves impressive degree of accuracy [1] by exploiting ‘Image-toClass’ distances and by avoiding quantization of local image descriptors. It is based on the hypothesis that each local descriptor is drawn from a class-dependent probability measure. The density of the latter is estimated by the non-parametric kernel estimator, which is further simplified under the assumption that the normalization factor is class-independent. While leading to significant simplification, the assumption underlying the original NBNN is too restrictive and considerably degrades its generalization ability. The goal of this paper is to address this issue. As we relax the incriminated assumption we are faced with a parameter selection problem that we solve by hinge-loss minimization. We also show that our modified formulation naturally generalizes to optimal combinations of feature types. Experiments conducted on s...
Added 03 Jul 2010
Updated 03 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ECCV
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