Learning Receptive Fields for Pooling from Tensors of Feature Response

Can Xu, Nuno Vasconcelos; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 835-842

Abstract


A new method for learning pooling receptive fields for recognition is presented. The method exploits the statistics of the 3D tensor of SIFT responses to an image. It is argued that the eigentensors of this tensor contain the information necessary for learning class-specific pooling recep- tive fields. It is shown that this information can be extracted by a simple PCA analysis of a specific tensor flattening. A novel algorithm is then proposed for fitting box-like receptive fields to the eigenimages extracted from a collection of images. The resulting receptive fields can be combined with any of the recently popular coding strategies for image classification. This combination is experimentally shown to improve classification accuracy for both vector quantization and Fisher vector (FV) encodings. It is then shown that the combination of the FV encoding with the proposed receptive fields has state-of-the-art performance for both object recognition and scene classification. Finally, when compared with previous attempts at learning receptive fields for pooling, the method is simpler and achieves better results.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Xu_2014_CVPR,
author = {Xu, Can and Vasconcelos, Nuno},
title = {Learning Receptive Fields for Pooling from Tensors of Feature Response},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}