Relaxed Multiple-Instance SVM With Application to Object Discovery

Xinggang Wang, Zhuotun Zhu, Cong Yao, Xiang Bai; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015, pp. 1224-1232

Abstract


Multiple-instance learning (MIL) has served as an important tool for a wide range of vision applications, for instance, image classification, object detection, and visual tracking. In this paper, we propose a novel method to solve the classical MIL problem, named relaxed multiple-instance SVM (RMI-SVM). We treat the positiveness of instance as a continuous variable, use Noisy-OR model to enforce the MIL constraints, and optimize them jointly in a unified framework. The optimization problem can be efficiently solved using stochastic gradient decent. The extensive experiments demonstrate that RMI-SVM consistently achieves superior performance on various benchmarks for MIL. Moreover, we simply applied RMI-SVM to a challenging vision task, common object discovery. The state-of-the arts results of object discovery on PASCAL VOC datasets further confirm the advantages of the proposed method.

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[bibtex]
@InProceedings{Wang_2015_ICCV,
author = {Wang, Xinggang and Zhu, Zhuotun and Yao, Cong and Bai, Xiang},
title = {Relaxed Multiple-Instance SVM With Application to Object Discovery},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2015}
}