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Learning Color Names for Real-World Applications

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4 Author(s)
van de Weijer, J. ; Comput. Vision Center, Barcelona ; Schmid, C. ; Verbeek, J. ; Larlus, D.

Color names are required in real-world applications such as image retrieval and image annotation. Traditionally, they are learned from a collection of labeled color chips. These color chips are labeled with color names within a well-defined experimental setup by human test subjects. However, naming colors in real-world images differs significantly from this experimental setting. In this paper, we investigate how color names learned from color chips compare to color names learned from real-world images. To avoid hand labeling real-world images with color names, we use Google image to collect a data set. Due to the limitations of Google image, this data set contains a substantial quantity of wrongly labeled data. We propose several variants of the PLSA model to learn color names from this noisy data. Experimental results show that color names learned from real-world images significantly outperform color names learned from labeled color chips for both image retrieval and image annotation.

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Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:18 ,  Issue: 7 )