PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

A Relational Distance-based Framework for Hierarchical Image Understanding
L. Antanas, M. van Otterlo, J.A. Oramas Mogrovejo, Tinne Tuytelaars and Luc De Raedt
In: 1st International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Methods, 6-8 February 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal.


Understanding images in terms of hierarchical and logical structures is crucial for many semantic tasks, including image retrieval, scene understanding and robot vision. This paper combines compositional hierarchies, qualitative spatial relations, relational instance-based learning and robust feature extraction in one framework. For each layer in the hierarchy, substructures in the images are detected, classified and then employed one layer up the hierarchy to obtain higher-level semantic structures, by making use of qualitative spatial relations. The approach is applied to street view images. We employ a four-layer hierarchy in which subsequently corners, windows and doors, and individual houses are detected.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
Subjects:Machine Vision
Learning/Statistics & Optimisation
ID Code:9304
Deposited By:Tinne Tuytelaars
Deposited On:22 February 2012