Empowering Visual Categorization With the GPU

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Empowering Visual Categorization With the GPU
—Visual categorization is important to manage large collections of digital images and video, where textual metadata is often incomplete or simply unavailable. The bag-of-words model has become the most powerful method for visual categorization of images and video. Despite its high accuracy, a severe drawback of this model is its high computational cost. As the trend to increase computational power in newer CPU and GPU architectures is to increase their level of parallelism, exploiting this parallelism becomes an important direction to handle the computational cost of the bag-of-words approach. When optimizing a system based on the bag-of-words approach, the goal is to minimize the time it takes to process batches of images. In this paper, we analyze the bag-of-words model for visual categorization in terms of computational cost and identify two major bottlenecks: the quantization step and the classification step. We address these two bottlenecks by proposing two efficient algorithm...
Koen E. A. van de Sande, Theo Gevers, Cees G. M. S
Added 15 May 2011
Updated 15 May 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where TMM
Authors Koen E. A. van de Sande, Theo Gevers, Cees G. M. Snoek
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