A multi-scale learning approach for landmark recognition using mobile devices

Tao Chen, Zhen Li, Kim Hui Yap, Kui Wu, Lap Pui Chau

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Abstract

The growing usage of mobile camera phones has led to proliferation of many mobile applications. Landmark recognition is one of the mobile applications that are gaining more attention in recent years. The main idea of the application is that a user will use a camera phone to capture the image of a landmark or building and then the system will analyze, identify, and inform the user the name of the captured landmark together with its related information. A new mobile landmark recognition method is proposed in this paper: first, a set of multi-scale patches are extracted from the landmark images. Discriminative patches of the images are then selected based on a Gaussian mixture model (GMM). A combination of color, texture and scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) descriptors are then extracted from the selected patches. They are used to train support vector machine (SVM) classifiers for each category of landmark. Experimental results using a database of 4000 landmark images illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICICS 2009 - Conference Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, ICICS 2009 - Macau Fisherman's Wharf, Macao
Duration: 8 Dec 200910 Dec 2009

Publication series

NameICICS 2009 - Conference Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, ICICS 2009
Country/TerritoryMacao
CityMacau Fisherman's Wharf
Period8/12/0910/12/09

Keywords

  • Gaussian mixture model
  • Mobile landmark recognition
  • Multi-scale patches
  • Support vector machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing

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