Automatic attribute discovery with neural activations

Sirion Vittayakorn, Takayuki Umeda, Kazuhiko Murasaki, Kyoko Sudo, Takayuki Okatani, Kota Yamaguchi

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Abstract

How can a machine learn to recognize visual attributes emerging out of online community without a definitive supervised dataset? This paper proposes an automatic approach to discover and analyze visual attributes from a noisy collection of image-text data on the Web. Our approach is based on the relationship between attributes and neural activations in the deep network. We characterize the visual property of the attribute word as a divergence within weakly-annotated set of images. We show that the neural activations are useful for discovering and learning a classifier that well agrees with human perception from the noisy real-world Web data. The empirical study suggests the layered structure of the deep neural networks also gives us insights into the perceptual depth of the given word. Finally, we demonstrate that we can utilize highly-activating neurons for finding semantically relevant regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Vision - 14th European Conference, ECCV 2016, Proceedings
EditorsBastian Leibe, Jiri Matas, Nicu Sebe, Max Welling
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages252-268
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9783319464923
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2016 Oct 82016 Oct 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9908 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2016
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period16/10/816/10/16

Keywords

  • Attribute discovery
  • Concept discovery
  • Saliency detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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