A Max-Margin Riffled Independence Model for Image Tag Ranking

Tian Lan, Greg Mori; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013, pp. 3103-3110

Abstract


We propose Max-Margin Riffled Independence Model (MMRIM), a new method for image tag ranking modeling the structured preferences among tags. The goal is to predict a ranked tag list for a given image, where tags are ordered by their importance or relevance to the image content. Our model integrates the max-margin formalism with riffled independence factorizations proposed in [10], which naturally allows for structured learning and efficient ranking. Experimental results on the SUN Attribute and LabelMe datasets demonstrate the superior performance of the proposed model compared with baseline tag ranking methods. We also apply the predicted rank list of tags to several higher-level computer vision applications in image understanding and retrieval, and demonstrate that MMRIM significantly improves the accuracy of these applications.

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@InProceedings{Lan_2013_CVPR,
author = {Lan, Tian and Mori, Greg},
title = {A Max-Margin Riffled Independence Model for Image Tag Ranking},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2013}
}