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Multiclass Recognition and Part Localization with Humans in the Loop

Wah, Catherine and Branson, Steve and Perona, Pietro and Belongie, Serge (2011) Multiclass Recognition and Part Localization with Humans in the Loop. In: 2011 International Conference on Computer Vision. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 2524-2531. ISBN 978-1-4577-1102-2.

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We propose a visual recognition system that is designed for fine-grained visual categorization. The system is composed of a machine and a human user. The user, who is unable to carry out the recognition task by himself, is interactively asked to provide two heterogeneous forms of information: clicking on object parts and answering binary questions. The machine intelligently selects the most informative question to pose to the user in order to identify the object's class as quickly as possible. By leveraging computer vision and analyzing the user responses, the overall amount of human effort required, measured in seconds, is minimized. We demonstrate promising results on a challenging dataset of uncropped images, achieving a significant average reduction in human effort over previous methods.

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Perona, Pietro0000-0002-7583-5809
Belongie, Serge0000-0002-0388-5217
Additional Information:© 2011 IEEE. The authors thank Boris Babenko, Ryan Farrell, Kristen Grauman, and Peter Welinder for helpful discussions and feedback, as well as Jitendra Malik for suggesting time-to-decision as a relevant performance metric. Funding for this work was provided by the NSF GRFP for CW under Grant DGE 0707423, NSF Grant AGS-0941760, ONR MURI Grant N00014–08-1–0638, ONR MURI Grant N00014–06-1–0734, and ONR MURI Grant 1015 G NA127.
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NSF Graduate Research FellowshipDGE-0707423
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-08-1-0638
Office of Naval Research (ONR)N00014-06-1-0734
Office of Naval Research (ONR)1015 G NA127
Subject Keywords:computer vision, image recognition
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Official Citation:C. Wah, S. Branson, P. Perona and S. Belongie, "Multiclass recognition and part localization with humans in the loop," 2011 International Conference on Computer Vision, Barcelona, 2011, pp. 2524-2531. doi: 10.1109/ICCV.2011.6126539
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Deposited On:18 Jun 2018 16:36
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