An efficient approach for scene categorization based on discriminative codebook learning in bag-of-words framework
Date of Issue2013
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
This paper proposes an efficient technique for learning a discriminative codebook for scene categorization. A state-of-the-art approach for scene categorization is the Bag-of-Words (BoW) framework, where codebook generation plays an important role in determining the performance of the system. Traditionally, the codebook generation methods adopted in the BoW techniques are designed to minimize the quantization error, rather than optimize the classification accuracy. In view of this, this paper tries to address the issue by careful design of the codewords such that the resulting image histograms for each category will retain strong discriminating power, while the online categorization of the testing image is as efficient as in the baseline BoW. The codewords are refined iteratively to improve their discriminative power offline. The proposed method is validated on UIUC Scene-15 dataset and NTU Scene-25 dataset and it is shown to outperform other state-of-the-art codebook generation methods in scene categorization.
Image and Vision Computing
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