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Visual Object Categorization Using Distance-Based Discriminant Analysis

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Visual Object Categorization Using Distance-Based Discriminant Analysis
This paper formulates the problem of object categorization in the discriminant analysis framework focusing on transforming visual feature data so as to make it conform to the compactness hypothesis in order to improve categorization accuracy. The sought transformation, in turn, is found as a solution to an optimization problem formulated in terms of inter-observation distances only, using the technique of iterative majorization. The proposed approach is suitable for both binary and multiple-class categorization problems, and can be applied as a dimensionality reduction technique. In the latter case, the number of discriminative features is determined automatically since the process of feature extraction is fully embedded in the optimization procedure. Performance tests validate our method on a number of benchmark data sets from the UCI repository, while the experiments in the application of visual object and contentbased image categorization demonstrate very competitive results, asser...
Serhiy Kosinov, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet,
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Year 2004
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Authors Serhiy Kosinov, Stéphane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun
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