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Learning Graphs to Model Visual Objects across Different Depictive Styles

  • Qi Wu
  • Hongping Cai
  • Peter Hall
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8695)

Abstract

Visual object classification and detection are major problems in contemporary computer vision. State-of-art algorithms allow thousands of visual objects to be learned and recognized, under a wide range of variations including lighting changes, occlusion, point of view and different object instances. Only a small fraction of the literature addresses the problem of variation in depictive styles (photographs, drawings, paintings etc.). This is a challenging gap but the ability to process images of all depictive styles and not just photographs has potential value across many applications. In this paper we model visual classes using a graph with multiple labels on each node; weights on arcs and nodes indicate relative importance (salience) to the object description. Visual class models can be learned from examples from a database that contains photographs, drawings, paintings etc. Experiments show that our representation is able to improve upon Deformable Part Models for detection and Bag of Words models for classification.

Keywords

Object Recognition Deformable Models Multi-labeled Graph Graph Matching 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qi Wu
    • 1
  • Hongping Cai
    • 1
  • Peter Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Media Technology Research CentreUniversity of BathUnited Kingdom

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