Learning discriminative hierarchical features for object recognition
Date of Issue2014
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hierarchical feature learning methods have demonstrated substantial improvements over the conventional hand-designed local features. However, recent approaches mainly perform feature learning in an unsupervised manner, where subtle differences between different classes can hardly be captured. In this letter, we propose a discriminative hierarchical feature learning method, which learns a non-linear transformation to encode discriminative information in the feature space. We apply our features on two general image classification benchmarks: Caltech 101, STL-10, and a new fine-grained image classification dataset: NTU Tree-51. The results show that by employing discriminative constraint, our method consistently improves the performance with 3% to 7% in classification accuracy.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
IEEE signal processing letters
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