The Joint Submission of the TU Berlin and Fraunhofer FIRST (TUBFI) to the ImageCLEF2011 Photo Annotation Task
Alexander Binder, Wojciech Samek, Marius Kloft, Christina Mueller, Klaus-Robert Müller and Motoaki Kawanabe
In: CLEF 2011 Labs and Workshop, Notebook Papers, 19-22 Sep 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
In this paper we present details on the joint submission of TU Berlin and Fraunhofer FIRST to the ImageCLEF 2011 Photo Annotation Task. We sought to experiment with extensions of Bag-of-Words (BoW) models at several levels and to apply several kernel-based learning methods recently developed in our group. For classifier training we used non-sparse multiple kernel learning (MKL) and an efficient multi-task learning (MTL) heuristic based on MKL over kernels from classifier outputs. For the multi-modal fusion we used a smoothing method on tag-based features inspired by Bag-of-Words soft mappings and Markov random walks. We submitted one multi-modal run extended by the user tags and four purely visual runs based on Bag-of-Words models. Our best visual result which used the MTL method was ranked first according to mean average precision (MAP) within the purely visual submissions. Our multi-modal submission achieved the first rank by MAP among the multi-modal submissions and the best MAP among all submissions. Submissions by other groups such as BPACAD, CAEN, UvA-ISIS, LIRIS were ranked closely.