PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Single-histogram class models for image segmentation
Florian Schroff, Antonio Criminisi and Andrew Zisserman
In: ICVGIP 2006, 13-16 Dec 2006, Madurai, India.


Histograms of visual words (or textons) have proved effective in tasks such as image classification and object class recognition. A common approach is to represent an object class by a set of histograms, each one corresponding to a training exemplar. Classification is then achieved by k-nearest neighbour search over the exemplars. In this paper we introduce two novelties on this approach: (i) we show that new compact single histogram models estimated optimally from the entire training set achieve an equal or superior classification accuracy. The benefit of the single histograms is that they are much more efficient both in terms of memory and computational resources; and (ii) we show that bag of visual words histograms can provide an accurate pixel-wise segmentation of an image into object class regions. In this manner the compact models of visual object classes give simultaneous segmentation and recognition of image regions. The approach is evaluated on the MSRC database [5] and it is shown that performance equals or is superior to previous publications on this database.

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EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Oral)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:2296
Deposited By:Mudigonda Pawan Kumar
Deposited On:10 November 2006