Image Categorization Using Macro and Micro Sense Visual Vocabulary
Visual vocabulary representation approach has been successfully applied to many multimedia and vision applications, including visual recognition, image retrieval, and scene modeling/categorization. The idea behind the visual vocabulary representation is that an image can be represented by visual words, a collection of local features of images. In this work, we will develop a new scheme for the construction of visual vocabulary based on the analysis of visual word contents. By considering the content homogeneity of visual words, we design a visual vocabulary which contains macro-sense and micro-sense visual words. The two types of visual words are appropriately further combined to describe an image effectively. We also apply the visual vocabulary to construct image categorization system. The performance evaluation for the system indicates that the proposed visual vocabulary achieves promising results.
KeywordsVisual words Macro-sense Micro-sense Image categorization
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