Sparse Coding for Classification via Discrimination Ensemble

Yuhui Quan, Yong Xu, Yuping Sun, Yan Huang, Hui Ji; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 5839-5847


Discriminative sparse coding has emerged as a promising technique in image analysis and recognition, which couples the process of classifier training and the process of dictionary learning for improving the discriminability of sparse codes. Many existing approaches consider only a simple single linear classifier whose discriminative power is rather weak. In this paper, we proposed a discriminative sparse coding method which jointly learns a dictionary for sparse coding and an ensemble classifier for discrimination. The ensemble classifier is composed of a set of linear predictors and constructed via both subsampling on data and subspace projection on sparse codes. The advantages of the proposed method over the existing ones are multi-fold: better discriminability of sparse codes, weaker dependence on peculiarities of training data, and more expressibility of classifier for classification. These advantages are also justified in the experiments, as our method outperformed several state-of-the-art methods in several recognition tasks.

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author = {Quan, Yuhui and Xu, Yong and Sun, Yuping and Huang, Yan and Ji, Hui},
title = {Sparse Coding for Classification via Discrimination Ensemble},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}