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Andrzej Pronobis

Joint Visual Vocabulary For Animal Classification

H. Maboudi Afkham, A. Tavakoli Targhi, J.-O. Eklundh, A. Pronobis

In: International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), 2008.


This paper presents a method for visual object categorization based on encoding the joint textural information in objects and the surrounding background, and requiring no segmentation during recognition. The framework can be used together with various learning techniques and model representations. Here we use this framework with simple probabilistic models and more complex representations obtained using Support Vector Machines. We prove that our approach provides good recognition performance for complex problems for which some of the existing methods have difficulties. Additionally, we introduce a new extensive database containing realistic images of animals in complex natural environments. We asses the database in a set of experiments in which we compare the performance of our approach with a recently proposed method.


  author =       {Maboudi Afkham, Heydar and Tavakoli Targhi, Alireza and Eklundh, Jan-Olof and Pronobis, Andrzej},
  title =        {Joint Visual Vocabulary For Animal Classification},
  booktitle =    {Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)},
  year =         2008,
  address =      {Tampa, FL, USA},
  month =        dec,
  doi =          {10.1109/ICPR.2008.4761710},
  url =          {}