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Spatial orientations of visual word pairs to improve Bag-of-Visual-Words model

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This paper presents a novel approach to incorporate spatial information in the bag-of-visual-words model for category level and scene classification. In the traditional bag-of-visual-words model, feature vectors are histograms of visual words. This representation is appearance based and does not contain any information regarding the arrangement of the visual words in the 2D image space. In this framework, we present a simple and effi- cient way to infuse spatial information. Particularly, we are interested in explicit global relationships among the spatial positions of visual words. Therefore, we take advantage of the orientation of the segments formed by Pairs of Identical visual Words (PIW). An evenly distributed normalized histogram of angles of PIW is computed. Histograms pro- duced by each word type constitute a powerful description of intra type visual words relationships. Experiments on challenging datasets demonstrate that our method is com- petitive with the concurrent ones. We also show that, our method provides important complementary information to the spatial pyramid matching and can improve the overall performance.
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ujm-00738708 , version 1 (04-10-2012)

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Rahat Khan, Cécile Barat, Damien Muselet, Christophe Ducottet. Spatial orientations of visual word pairs to improve Bag-of-Visual-Words model. British Machine Vision Conference 2012., Sep 2012, United Kingdom. pp.89.1--89.11, ⟨10.5244/C.26.89⟩. ⟨ujm-00738708⟩
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