Hierarchical System for Content Based Categorization and Orientation of Consumer Images

  • Gaurav Sharma
  • Abhinav Dhall
  • Santanu Chaudhury
  • Rajen Bhatt
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5909)

Abstract

A hierarchical framework to perform automatic categorization and reorientation of consumer images based on their content is presented. Sometimes the consumer rotates the camera while taking the photographs but the user has to later correct the orientation manually. The present system works in such cases; it first categorizes consumer images in a rotation invariant fashion and then detects their correct orientation. It is designed to be fast, using only low level color and edge features. A recently proposed information theoretic feature selection method is used to find most discriminant subset of features and also to reduce the dimension of feature space. Learning methods are used to categorize and detect the correct orientation of consumer images. Results are presented on a collection of about 7000 consumer images, collected by an independent testing team, from the internet and personal image collections.

Keywords

Support Vector Machine Gaussian Mixture Model Correct Orientation Orientation Detection Spatial Pyramid Match 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gaurav Sharma
    • 1
  • Abhinav Dhall
    • 1
  • Santanu Chaudhury
    • 2
  • Rajen Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Samsung Delhi R&DNoida
  2. 2.Multimedia Lab, Dept. EEIndian Institute of Technology Delhi 

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