PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Learning to Rank Images from Eye Movements
Kitsuchart Pasupa, Craig Saunders, Sandor Szedmak, Arto Klami, Samuel Kaski and Steve Gunn
In: 12th International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV'2009) Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI'2009), 4 Oct 2009, Kyoto, Japan.


Combining multiple information sources can improve the accuracy of search in information retrieval. This paper presents a new image search strategy which combines image features together with implicit feedback from users' eye movements, using them to rank images. In order to better deal with larger data sets, we present a perceptron formulation of the Ranking Support Vector Machine algorithm. We present initial results on inferring the rank of images presented in a page based on simple image features and implicit feedback of users. The results show that the perceptron algorithm improves the results, and that fusing eye movements and image histograms gives better rankings to images than either of these features alone.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Theory & Algorithms
Information Retrieval & Textual Information Access
ID Code:5631
Deposited By:Kitsuchart Pasupa
Deposited On:08 March 2010