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Feature Space Warping Relevance Feedback with Transductive Learning

Abstract: Relevance feedback is a widely adopted approach to improve content-based information retrieval systems by keeping the user in the retrieval loop. Among the fundamental relevance feedback approaches, feature space warping has been proposed as an effective approach for bridging the gap between high-level semantics and the low-level features. Recently, combination of feature space warping and query point movement techniques has been proposed in contrast to learning based approaches, showing good performance under dierent data distributions. In this paper we propose to merge feature space warping and transductive learning, in order to benet from both the ability of adapting data to the user hints and the information coming from unlabeled samples. Experimental results on an image retrieval task reveal signicant performance improvements from the proposed method.


Borghesani, Daniele; Coppi, Dalia; Grana, Costantino; Calderara, Simone; Cucchiara, Rita "Feature Space Warping Relevance Feedback with Transductive Learning" Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems, vol. LNCS 6915, Ghent, Belgium, pp. 70 -81 , Aug 22-25, 2011 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23687-7_7

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