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Object recognition and retrieval by context dependent similarity kernels

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4 Author(s)
Sahbi, H. ; UMR 5141, Telecom ParisTech, Paris ; Audibert, J.-Y. ; Rabarisoa, J. ; Keriven, R.

The success of kernel methods including support vector machines (SVMs) strongly depends on the design of appropriate kernels. While initially kernels were designed in order to handle fixed-length data, their extension to unordered, variable-length data became more than necessary for real pattern recognition problems such as object recognition and bioinformatics. We focus in this paper on object recognition using a new type of kernel referred to as ldquocontext-dependentrdquo. Objects, seen as constellations of local features (interest points, regions, etc.), are matched by minimizing an energy function mixing (1) a fidelity term which measures the quality of feature matching, (2) a neighborhood criteria which captures the object geometry and (3) a regularization term. We will show that the fixed-point of this energy is a ldquocontext-dependentrdquo kernel (ldquoCDKrdquo) which also satisfies the Mercer condition. Experiments conducted on object recognition show that when plugging our kernel in SVMs, we clearly outperform SVMs with ldquocontext-freerdquo kernels.

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Content-Based Multimedia Indexing, 2008. CBMI 2008. International Workshop on

Date of Conference:

18-20 June 2008