ConceptLearner: Discovering Visual Concepts From Weakly Labeled Image Collections

Bolei Zhou, Vignesh Jagadeesh, Robinson Piramuthu; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1492-1500

Abstract


Discovering visual knowledge from weakly labeled data is crucial to scale up computer vision recognition systems, since it is expensive to obtain fully labeled data for a large number of concept categories. In this paper, we propose ConceptLearner, which is a scalable approach to discover visual concepts from weakly labeled image collections. Thousands of visual concept detectors are learned automatically, without human in the loop for additional annotation. We show that these learned detectors could be applied to recognize concepts at image-level and to detect concepts at image region-level accurately. Under domain-specific supervision, we further evaluate the learned concepts for scene recognition on SUN database and for object detection on Pascal VOC 2007. ConceptLearner shows promising performance compared to fully supervised and weakly supervised methods.

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@InProceedings{Zhou_2015_CVPR,
author = {Zhou, Bolei and Jagadeesh, Vignesh and Piramuthu, Robinson},
title = {ConceptLearner: Discovering Visual Concepts From Weakly Labeled Image Collections},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}