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Signal, Image and Video Processing

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 73–80 | Cite as

Semi-supervised low-rank representation for image classification

  • Chenxue Yang
  • Mao YeEmail author
  • Song Tang
  • Tao Xiang
  • Zijian Liu
Original Paper

Abstract

Low-rank representation (LRR) is a useful tool for seeking the lowest rank representation among all the coefficient matrices that represent the images as linear combinations of the basis in the given dictionary. However, it is an unsupervised method and has poor applicability and performance in real scenarios because of the lack of image information. In this paper, based on LRR, we propose a novel semi-supervised approach, called label constrained sparse low-rank representation (LCSLRR), which incorporates the label information as an additional hard constraint. Specifically, this paper develops an optimization process in which the improvement of the discriminating power of the low-rank decomposition is presented explicitly by adding the label information constraint. We construct LCSLRR-graph to represent data structures for semi-supervised learning and provide the weights of edges in the graph by seeking a low-rank and sparse matrix. We conduct extensive experiments on publicly available databases to verify the effectiveness of our novel algorithm in comparison to the state-of-the-art approaches through a set of evaluations.

Keywords

Low-rank representation Image classification Semi-supervised learning Label constraint 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61375038), Applied Basic Research Programs of Sichuan Science and Technology Department (2016JY0088), National Natural Science Foundation of China (11401060), Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (LQ13 A010023).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chenxue Yang
    • 1
  • Mao Ye
    • 1
    Email author
  • Song Tang
    • 1
  • Tao Xiang
    • 1
  • Zijian Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and Engineering, Center for Robotics, Key Laboratory for NeuroInformation of Ministry of EducationUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of ScienceChongqingjiaotong UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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