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JACIII Vol.18 No.4 pp. 511-517
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2014.p0511
(2014)

Paper:

Image Labeling by Integration of Local Co-Occurrence Histogram and Global Features

Takuto Omiya and Kazuhiro Hotta

Department of Electronical and Electronic Engineering, Meijo University, 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 468-8502, Japan

Received:
October 23, 2013
Accepted:
April 15, 2014
Published:
July 20, 2014
Keywords:
image labeling, integration of local and global features, Bag-of-Words, RootSIFT
Abstract

In this paper, we perform image labeling based on the probabilistic integration of local and global features. Several conventional methods label pixels or regions using features extracted from local regions and local contextual relationships between neighboring regions. However, labeling results tend to depend on local viewpoints. To overcome this problem, we propose an image labeling method that utilizes both local and global features. We compute the posterior probability distributions of the local and global features independently, and they are integrated by the product. To compute the probability of the global region (entire image), Bag-of-Words is used. In contrast, local cooccurrence between color and texture features is used to compute local probability. In the experiments, we use the MSRC21 dataset. The result demonstrates that the use of global viewpoint significantly improves labeling accuracy.

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