Knowledge Transfer between Computer Vision and Text Mining

Similarity-based Learning Approaches

  • Radu Tudor Ionescu
  • Marius Popescu

Part of the Advances in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition book series (ACVPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
    Pages 1-13
  3. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
    Pages 15-37
  4. Knowledge Transfer from Text Mining to Computer Vision

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 41-52
    3. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 53-98
    4. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 99-132
  5. Knowledge Transfer from Computer Vision to Text Mining

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 135-147
    3. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 149-191
    4. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 193-227
    5. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 229-241
    6. Radu Tudor Ionescu, Marius Popescu
      Pages 243-246
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 247-250

About this book


This ground-breaking text/reference diverges from the traditional view that computer vision (for image analysis) and string processing (for text mining) are separate and unrelated fields of study, propounding that images and text can be treated in a similar manner for the purposes of information retrieval, extraction and classification. Highlighting the benefits of knowledge transfer between the two disciplines, the text presents a range of novel similarity-based learning techniques founded on this approach.

Topics and features:

  • Describes a variety of similarity-based learning approaches, including nearest neighbor models, local learning, kernel methods, and clustering algorithms
  • Presents a nearest neighbor model based on a novel dissimilarity for images, and applies this for handwritten digit recognition and texture analysis
  • Discusses a novel kernel for (visual) word histograms, as well as several kernels based on pyramid representation, and uses these for facial expression recognition and text categorization by topic
  • Introduces an approach based on string kernels for native language identification
  • Contains links for downloading relevant open source code
  • With a foreword by Prof. Florentina Hristea

This unique work will be of great benefit to researchers, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students involved in machine learning, data science, text mining and computer vision.

Dr. Radu Tudor Ionescu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Bucharest, Romania. Dr. Marius Popescu is an Associate Professor at the same institution.


Computer Vision Kernel Methods Knowledge Transfer Similarity-based Learning Text Mining

Authors and affiliations

  • Radu Tudor Ionescu
    • 1
  • Marius Popescu
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Math. and Computer ScienceUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of BucharestBucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30365-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30367-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-6586
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-6594
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