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International journal of neural systems
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High order statistics for image classification.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of image classification using local information which is aggregated to provide global representation of different image classes. Local information is adaptively extracted from an image database using Independent Component Analysis (ICA) which provides a set of localized, oriented, and band-pass filters selective to independent features of the images. Local representation using ICA techniques has been previously investigated by several researchers. However, very little work has been done on further use of these representations to provide more complex and global description of images. In this paper, we present an algorithm which uses the energy of a minimal set of ICA filters to provide class-specific signatures which are shown to be strongly discriminant. Computer simulations are carried on two image databases, one consisting of five classes--referred to as categories--(buildings, rooms, mountains, forests and beaches) and one consisting of a set of 30 objects from multiple views for viewpoint invariant object recognition. The classification performance of the algorithm using both Independent and Principal Component Analyses are reported and discussed.

Date

21 Nov 2011

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International journal of neural systems

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