A Latent Model of Discriminative Aspect

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A Latent Model of Discriminative Aspect
Recognition using appearance features is confounded by phenomena that cause images of the same object to look different, or images of different objects to look the same. This may occur because the same object looks different from different viewing directions, or because two generally different objects have views from which they look similar. In this paper, we introduce the idea of discriminative aspect, a set of latent variables that encode these phenomena. Changes in view direction are one cause of changes in discriminative aspect, but others include changes in texture or lighting. However, images are not labelled with relevant discriminative aspect parameters. We describe a method to improve discrimination by inferring and then using latent discriminative aspect parameters. We apply our method to two parallel problems: object category recognition and human activity recognition. In each case, appearance features are powerful given appropriate training data, but traditi...
Ali Farhadi, Mostafa Kamali Tabrizi, Ian Endres, D
Added 13 Jul 2009
Updated 10 Jan 2010
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICCV
Authors Ali Farhadi, Mostafa Kamali Tabrizi, Ian Endres, David Forsyth
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