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Data-driven techniques for smoothing histograms of local binary patterns

Ylioinas, J, Poh, N, Holappa, J and Pietikäinen, M (2016) Data-driven techniques for smoothing histograms of local binary patterns Pattern Recognition, 60. pp. 734-747.

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Local binary pattern histograms have proved very successful texture descriptors. Despite this success, the description procedure bears some drawbacks that are still lacking solutions in the literature. One of the problems arises when the number of extractable local patterns reduces while their dimension increases rendering the output histogram descriptions sparse and unstable, finally showing up as a reduced recognition rate. A smoothing method based on kernel density estimation was recently proposed as a means to tackle the aforementioned problem. A constituent part of the method is to determine how much to smooth a histogram. Previously, this was solved via trial-and-error in a problem-specific manner. In this paper, the goal is to present data-driven methods to determine this smoothing automatically. In the end, we present unsupervised and supervised methods for the given task and validate their performance with a representative set of local binary pattern variants in texture analysis problems covering material categorization and face recognition

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Computing
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ylioinas, J
Holappa, J
Pietikäinen, M
Date : 29 June 2016
DOI : 10.1016/j.patcog.2016.06.029
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
Uncontrolled Keywords : Local binary patterns Local binarized descriptors Histogram Soft-assignment Kernel density estimation Histogram smoothing
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 13:53
Last Modified : 25 Jan 2020 00:29

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